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    Author(s): Jonathan W. Wright; William J. Gabriel
    Date: 1959
    Source: Station Paper NE-115. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 35 p.
    Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) is a highly versatile species. It is easily planted, adaptable to a wide variety of soils and climates, and reproduces itself well. Also it grows rapidly and is capable of producing high-quality lumber. These characteristics once entitled white pine to a top position in the forest economy throughout much of the Northeast. Unfortunately, its susceptibility to attack by the white-pine weevil (Pissodes strobi (Peck)) now has relegated the species to the role of a second-rate or even a weed tree in some parts of the region.

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    Wright, Jonathan W.; Gabriel, William J. 1959. Possibilities of breeding weevil-resistant white pine strains. Station Paper NE-115. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 35 p.

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