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Keyword: Scolytus ventralis

Forest thinning and subsequent bark beetle-caused mortality in Northeastern California

Publications Posted on: November 08, 2010
The Warner Mountains of northeastern California on the Modoc National Forest experienced a high incidence of tree mortality (2001-2007) that was associated with drought and bark beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) attack. Various silvicultural thinning treatments were implemented prior to this period of tree mortality to reduce stand density and increase residual tree growth and vigor.