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Title: Dwarf mistletoe does not increase trunk taper in released red firs in California

Author: Scharpf, Robert F.

Date: 1977

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-326. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-326

Description: Dwarf mistletoe had no noticeable effect on trunk taper of young, dominant and codominant red firs 4 to 22 inches (10.2 to 55.9 cm) d.b.h. Also, taper was not influenced by live crown ratio of infected and uninfected trees. Trees less than 7 inches d.b.h. had significantly more taper than larger trees, irrespective of dwarf mistletoe.

Keywords: red fir; California; parasites; dwarf mistletoe; growth loss; taper

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Scharpf, Robert F.  1977.  Dwarf mistletoe does not increase trunk taper in released red firs in California.   Res. Note PSW-RN-326. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p.

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