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Simple Girdle Kills Small American Beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.)

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A simple girdle at waist height will kill small understory American beech (Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.). Either removing all the bark from within the girdle or cutting two rings into the wood around the circumference using a small saw will suffice. These methods would likely work on other hardwoods as well.

Keywords: Understory beech; beech control; girdling; girdling beech

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 1 Forestry Drive Syracuse NY 13210

Publication date: December 1, 2004

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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