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Recleaning the Dwarfmistletoe Control Area on the Mescalero Apache Reservation, New Mexico

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Development of latent and missed injections necessitated recleaning an area of 9,509 acres comprising a large-scale test of dwarfmistletoe control 6 to 9 years after the original cleaning (1952-1955). Recleaning involved cutting 177,357 trees and pruning 18,336 more, but it apparently reduced dwarfmistletoe injection to less than one percent--the same level achieved originally. Cost of the recleaning was $7.09 per acre as compared with $5.26 for the original operation.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Agency Forester, Mescalero Apache Reservation, N. Mex.

Publication date: November 1, 1967

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