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How Important Are Bole Infections in Spread of Ponderosa Pine Dwarf Mistletoe?

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The relation between vigor of dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium vaginatum subsp. cryptopodum) bole infections and diameter of ponderosa pine was evaluated in several areas in Colorado. Infections which occur where the bole is over 5 inches in diameter seem to pose little threat to surrounding trees. In this study all such trees were over 7 inches d.b.h.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Pathologist, Rocky Mt. Forest and Range Exp. Sta., USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, in Cooperation with Colorado State University

Publication date: March 1, 1974

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