Control of the Red Oak Borer by Removal of Infested Trees
Abstract:The red oak borer. Enaphalodes rufulus Haldeman, was controlled in even-aged, 45-year-old stands by removing infested trees. Up to 6 percent of the basal area of red (Quercus rubra L.), black (Q. velutina Lam.), scarlet (Q. coccinea Muenchh.), and white (Q. alba L. ) oak was sacrificed per stand. Borer populations were reduced by about 50 percent in the first generation after treatment and by about 90 percent in the second generation. Treatments were carried out during the winter of 1974-75 and required two to five man-hours per acre.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Principal Entomologist with the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Delaware, Ohio
Publication date: 1981-11-01
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