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The forest ecosystem of southeast Alaska: 6. Forest diseases.Author(s): Thomas H. Laurent
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-023. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 36 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe disease problems of old growth are largely being taken care of by cutting. This same cutting is rapidly converting large areas of old growth to reproduction and young growth. It is in these areas of young growth that our disease problems will most probably arise. With a few exceptions the reproduction and young-growth stands appear quite healthy at this time with the diseases that are present just doing a bit of natural thinning. These new stands should be closely studied. Damage appearing in young stands may be due toor may be corrected bycertain silvicultural practices such as thinning, or perhaps completely prevented by a modification of the methods used in removing the previous stand.
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CitationLaurent, Thomas H. 1974. The forest ecosystem of southeast Alaska: 6. Forest diseases. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-023. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 36 p
Keywordsforest disease, southeast Alaska
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