Beaver Damage to Nonimpounded Timber in Mississippi

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Abstract:

Beaver (Castor canadensis) damage to nonimpounded timber was investigated in selected stands of merchantable timber located in six major physiographic regions of Mississippi. Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) was the woody species most used by beaver throughout Mississippi. Values of beaver-damaged merchantable timber ranged from $63.43 to $291.50 per acre; median loss was $164.71 per acre. Of all stems damaged, 72% were girdled, while 28% were felled. Nearly 79% of all stems felled were less than 3 inches dbh and 95% of all stems felled were less than 10 inches dbh.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, PO Drawer LW, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State 39762

Publication date: August 1, 1985

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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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