Influence of White-Tailed Deer on the Logged Northern Hardwood Forest
Abstract:Two deer exclosures erected in a mature northern hardwood forest type in the central Adirondack Mountains have been evaluated since 1939. In 1955 one of these exclosures was logged and vegetation sampled annually there-after. Differences in vegetation were visually noticeable at the end of the first growing season. Data collected from samples could not demonstrate these differences to be significant from a management viewpoint. A modified sampling plan was inaugurated in 1963 which provided data that substantiated the visual impression. An analysis of stems 3 feet and over in height showed the white-tailed deer to be a limiting factor in the height growth of many hardwood tree species and woody shrubs.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Associate, Archer and Anna Huntington Wildlife Forest Station, State University College of Forestry, Newcomb, N. Y.
Publication date: 1966-12-01
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