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Timely salvage can reduce losses from beech scale-Nectria attackAuthor(s): David Crosby; J. C. Bjorkbom
Source: Forest Research Note NE-82. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
Publication Series: Forest Research Note
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionBeech is one of our more common hardwoods. It is an important component of the northern hardwood forest type, which occupies about 29 percent of the commercial forest land in the New England and Middle Atlantic States. In terms of total sawtimber volume, beech follows close on sugar maple, red oak, and yellow birch. It is used for a variety of products such as furniture, handles, flooring, containers, dowels, shuttles, and spools. In recent years, more beech has been used in woodpulp production; and with new processing techniques, it may become even more valuable for pulp. For these reasons, plus the growing emphasis on quality timber, forest managers should look carefully at their beech stands and this tree's most serious enemy: the beech scale-Nectria complex.
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CitationCrosby, David; Bjorkbom, J. C. 1958. Timely salvage can reduce losses from beech scale-Nectria attack. Forest Research Note NE-82. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
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