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Estimating Timber Losses from a Town Ant Colony with Aerial Photographs

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Aerial photographs were used to locate an individual nest of Atta texana (Buckley) and to estimate the area of damage in a plantation of lablolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Stumpage loss from the nest over a period of 30 years was estimated to be $653.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, 2500 Shreveport Highway, Pineville, LA 71360

Publication date: 1986-02-01

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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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