Mouse Damage to Young Plantations in Southwestern Wisconsin
Abstract:A high-meadow vole population caused serious losses in old-field plantings in southern Wisconsin, Austrian and Scotch pine, Norway spruce, and European larch were preferred coniferous species, with red, white, and jack pines second choices. White pine was not heavily attacked, and white spruce was passed up completely, as reported by others. Mouse population densities apparently varied from one planting to another for reasons that are not clear. Ground vegetation and snow depth did not appear to explain population differences on the experimental forest. No damage or other mouse signs were found on south aspect plantings.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Principal hydrologist, North Central Forest Exp. Sta., Forest Serv., U.S. Dep. Agr., Stationed at the Forest Watershed Lab. in La Crosse, Wis.
Publication date: 1970-02-01
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