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Volume Losses from Fomes Annosus in Loblolly Pine in Virginia

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Volume losses due to Fomes annosus in three plantations and two natural stands gave indications of probable losses under near-ideal or ideal conditions of infection and spread. The maximum loss recorded for five-year period following initial thinning was 0.50 standard cords per acre per year. Volume losses due to mortality reached a peak at seven years and declined rapidly after the ninth year following initial thinning.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Forest Insect and Disease Investigations, Virginia Div. Forestry, Charlottesville, Va.

Publication date: May 1, 1970

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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