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Research Paper

Title: Mortality and growth reduction of white fir following defoliation by the Douglas-fir tussock moth

Author: Wickman, Boyd E.

Date: 1963

Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-7. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 15 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-007

Description: In 5 years after a 1954-56 outbreak of Hemerocampa pseudotsugata in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, California, 20 percent of the merchantable white fir, or 11,071 board feet per acre, died in heavily defoliated stands. Another 1,113 board feet per acre was lost owing to radial growth reductions in partly defoliated trees; 12 percent of these trees were top-killed. Defoliation alone, and the combined effects of defoliation and attacks of cambium-mining beetles were the main causes of mortality.

Key Words: Hemerocampa pseudotsuga, Abies concolor

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Wickman, Boyd E.  1963.  Mortality and growth reduction of white fir following defoliation by the Douglas-fir tussock moth  Res. Paper PSW-RP-7. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 15 p.

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