Spruce Budworm Larvae Sever Stems of Western Larch Shoots in Montana

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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

Affiliations: Associate Silviculturist, Intermountain Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Forest Service U. S. Dept. Agric., Ogden, Utah, Headquartered at Missoula, Mont.

Publication date: April 1, 1967

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