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Characteristics and Cavity-Nesting Bird Use of Picloram-Created Snags in the Central Appalachians

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A soil-applied herbicide rate of 40 lb/acre TORDON 10K created snags (dead trees) and/or habitat characteristics desirable for foraging and nesting cavity-nesting birds in eastern Kentucky. Integration of picloram pellet application into TSI programs would allow stand quality improvement and a sustained supply of potential feeding and nesting sites for cavity-dependent birds.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Agriculture, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Publication date: 1983-02-01

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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 Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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