Spruce Budworm Larvae Sever Stems of Western Larch Shoots in Montana
Authors: Fellin, David G.; Schmidt, Wyman C.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 65, Number 4, 1 April 1967 , pp. 258-260(3)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Spruce budworm larvae are severing stems of terminal and lateral shoots of young western latch in some western Montana forests. Rapid juvenile height growth and excellent form--two highly desirable characteristics of larch--are jeopardized. Severance of terminal shoots is producing trees with multiple leaders and crooked boles. Severance of lateral shoots is less common and less serious. The long-range impact of this budworm damage on larch regeneration is being studied.
Document Type: Journal article
Publication date: 1967-04-01
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