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Decay not serious in northern red oakAuthor(s): Frederick H. Berry; John A. Beaton
Source: Research Note NE-125. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA study of 114 northern red oak, Quercus rubra, indicated that decay is not serious during the time necessary to produce high-quality saw logs and veneer logs. Two heart-rot fungi, Poria oleraceae and P. cocos, accounted for almost 25 percent of the total decay volume in the study trees. Basal fire wounds, dead branch stubs, and open branch-stub scars were the most important means of entry for decay fungi.
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CitationBerry, Frederick H.; Beaton, John A. 1971. Decay not serious in northern red oak. Research Note NE-125. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
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