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Deer prefer pine seedlings growing near black locustAuthor(s): Walter H. Davidson
Source: Research Note NE-111. 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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DescriptionThe presence of volunteer black locust seems to make some pine species on a bituminous coal spoil more palatable to white-tailed deer. Seedlings of jack pine, pitch pine, and Austrian pine were browsed more heavily when within 10 feet of a black locust than when farther away. The nitrogen produced by the black locust may have caused more succulent tissue in the pines. Proximity of black locust did not seem to strongly influence browsing of other pine species in the study area.
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CitationDavidson, Walter H. 1970. Deer prefer pine seedlings growing near black locust. Research Note NE-111. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
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