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Serbian Spruce is as Vulnerable as Sitka Spruce to Damage by the Sitka Spruce Weevil

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Abstract:

Serbian spruce (Picea omorika) was first damaged naturally by the Sitka spruce weevil (Pissodes strobi) at about 15 years of age in an area on Vancouver Island where this weevil commonly attacks Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). By about 20 years of age, all 35 trees in the observation group had been damaged at least once. Serbian spruce cannot therefore be considered a suitable replacement for Sitka spruce in areas where attack by the Sitka spruce weevil is a forest management concern. West. J. Appl. For. 7(1):5-6.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forestry Canada, Pacific Forestry Centre, 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 1M5

Publication date: 1992-01-01

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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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