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Decay causes little loss in hickoryAuthor(s): Frederick H. Berry; John A. Beaton
Source: Research Note NE-152. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA study of 600 hickory trees indicated that heart-rot fungi cause little economic loss in species of the genus Carya. More than half of the decay volume for which a fungus could be identified was caused by Poria spiculosa, one of seven species of heart-rot fungi associated with decay in hickory that were isolated and identified. Basal fire scars, open branch stub scars, large unsound branch stubs, and mechanical injuries were important entry courts for decay fungi.
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CitationBerry, Frederick H.; Beaton, John A. 1972. Decay causes little loss in hickory. Research Note NE-152. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
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