Skip to Main Content
Rating forest stands for gypsy moth defoliationAuthor(s): Owen W. Herrick; David A. Gansner; David A. Gansner
Source: Research Paper NE-583. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 P.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (411.08 KB)
DescriptionThe severity of future defoliation can be estimated from the percentages of basal area in oaks (Quercus), black oak (Q. velutina) and chestnut oak (a prinus), and in trees with good crowns, along with the average diameter of the stand. With information on these variables, the defoliation potential of any hardwood forest stand in an approaching gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) infestation can be rated.
- 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.
CitationHerrick, Owen W.; Gansner, David A. 1986. Rating forest stands for gypsy moth defoliation. Research Paper NE-583. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 P.
Keywordshazard classification, defoliation susceptibility, Lymantria dispar
- Tree mortality risk of oak due to gypsy moth
- Does thinning affect gypsy moth dynamics?
- Effects of management on gypsy moth dynamics and impact: an eight-year study
XML: View XML