Ten-Year Height Growth of Douglas-Fir Damaged by Hare and Deer
The development of Douglas-fir seedlings, planted under dense bracken on an old cutover in Washington's coastal zone, was closely charted over a 10-year period. Varying amounts of damage to all seedlings were caused through clipping by snowshoe hare and browsing by black-tailed deer. Despite obviously severe pressure by deer in later years, nearly all animal-caused losses were attributed to earlier damage by hare.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Silviculturist, Forestry Sci. Lab., Pac. Northwest Forest and Range Exp. Sta., Forest Serv., U.S. Dep. Agr., Olympia, Wash.
Publication date: 1970-05-01
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