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Cache and Nest Characteristics of the Red Squirrel in an Arizona Mixed-Conifer Forest

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Abstract:

The red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) is closely associated with mature- to old-growth forest conditions of large coniferous trees, dense canopy closure, and a structure of all-aged trees. In Arizona, mixed-conifer forests with these stand conditions provide red squirrels with suitable opportunities for food gathering, sites for food caching, and trees for nesting. Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), white fir (Abies con-color), and blue spruce (Picea pungens) are the most important species in red squirrel habitat. Red squirrels contribute to the functioning of the forest ecosystem by spreading the spores of mycorrhizal underground fungi, which may be necessary for the survival of coniferous trees. West. J. Appl. For. 1:48-51, April 1986

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Springerville, AZ

Publication date: 1986-04-01

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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 Western Journal of Applied Forestry covers the western United States, including Alaska, and western Canada; WJAF will also consider manuscripts reporting research in northern Mexico that has potential application in the southwestern United States.
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