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Developing regeneration in woodlots at Gettysburg National Military ParkAuthor(s): Todd W. Bowersox; Gerald L. Storm; Walter M. Tzilkowski
Source: In: Gillespie, Andrew R.; Parker, George R.; Pope, Phillip E.; Rink, George: eds. Proceedings of the 9th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-161. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 409-417
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionWoodlots are significant features of the historic scene at Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania. Recent inventories of these historic woodlots indicated a general lack of seedling recruitment in the uneven-aged stands with a mature mixed oak overstory and a midstory of ash-cherry-dogwood-hickory. Seedling-sized stems of shrub and tree species were abundant, averaging over 40,000 per hectare. The tree species were dominated by ash and cherry, and many seedlings were browsed by white-tailed deer. April density of white-tailed deer increased from 0.25 white-tailed deer per hectare in 1987 to 0.40 white-tailed deer per hectare in 1992. A management strategy is needed to maintain the structure and species composition of the historic woodlots. We present an approach to develop methods for restoring and maintaining the historic woodlot scene.
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CitationBowersox, Todd W.; Storm, Gerald L.; Tzilkowski, Walter M. 1993. Developing regeneration in woodlots at Gettysburg National Military Park. In: Gillespie, Andrew R.; Parker, George R.; Pope, Phillip E.; Rink, George: eds. Proceedings of the 9th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-161. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 409-417
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