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Ten-Year Height Growth of Douglas-Fir Damaged by Hare and Deer

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Abstract:

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.

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: 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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