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Naturalization of Russian-Olive in the Western United States

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Since its introduction into the United States, Russian-olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) has escaped cultivation at many locations. This exotic tree is now present in every western state, especially within riparian zones. The species has high value for wildlife, but can interfere with agricultural practices and has the potential to displace native riparian trees. West. J. Appl. For. 1:65-69, July 1986.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1300 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Publication date: 1986-07-01

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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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