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Forage-Nutritional Advantages of Small Fuelwood Cuts for Deer

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Summer forage use by tame white-tailed deer in four fuelwood cuts (0.5-2.5 ha) in southeastern New Hampshire was studied from July 1 to September 10, 1980. Canada mayflower was the most consumed individual food. Leaves of hardwood stump sprouts were consumed and preferred more than leaves of hardwood seedlings and saplings. Red oak and red maple were the most consumed and available sprout leaves. Nutritional advantages of sprout leaves over leaves from seedlings and saplings were evident; sprout leaves were higher in crude protein and ether extract, and lower in crude fiber and ADF. Fuelwood harvesting recommendations in relation to deer use are discussed. North. J. Appl. For. 6:72-74, June 1989.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forest Resources, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824

Publication date: 1989-06-01

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