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Plastic cages to protect Douglas-fir seedlings from animal damage in western Oregon.Author(s): Glen C. Crouch
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-271. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionEffects of plastic mesh cages designed to protect Douglas-fir seedlings from animals were evaluated in western Oregon. In two tests over 5-year periods, caging increased survival by 0 and 13 percent and increased height growth by 0.8 and 1.2 feet compared with uncaged trees. Benefits from caging might have been greater if damage had been more prevalent during the tests.
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CitationCrouch, Glen C. 1980. Plastic cages to protect Douglas-fir seedlings from animal damage in western Oregon. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-271. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p
KeywordsBarriers (-animal damage control, animal damage control, seedling survival
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