Skip to Main Content
Cavities in trees around spring seeps in the maple-beech-birch forest typeAuthor(s): Andrew B. Carey; William M. Healy
Source: Res. Pap. NE-480. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (1.15 MB)
DescriptionWe examined 913 trees of 15 species in the vicinity of eight spring seeps in a second-growth maple-beech-birch forest. We found that 18 percent of the trees had large dead limbs that indicated top rot. We found 37 cavities in 27 trees (3.0 percent). However, only seven cavities were being used by wildlife in September and mice (Peromyscus sp.) used these as dens. The low density of cavities was not sufficient to maintain "fair" populations of cavity-nesting birds, and cutting trees to improve the seeps for wildlife would have little overall effect on cavity-using wildlife.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationCarey, Andrew B.; Healy, William M. 1981. Cavities in trees around spring seeps in the maple-beech-birch forest type. Res. Pap. NE-480. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7p.
- Stocking, growth, and yield of birch stands
- Alaska birch crafts and gifts: marketing practices and demographics.
- HOW to Grow and Maintain a Healthy Birch Tree
XML: View XML