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The status of island scrub oak (Quercus pacifica on Catalina Island, CaliforniaAuthor(s): Denise A. Knapp
Source: In: Standiford, Richard B., et al, tech. editor. Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Challenging Landscape. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184, Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 827-288
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe island scrub oak is characterized by a shrubby (to 2 meters) or arborescent (to 5 meters or taller) growth form. It is the dominant species of the scrub oak chaparral community on Catalina Island, which occupies approximately 25 percent of the 76 square-mile island, primarily on north-facing slopes. The Santa Catalina Island Conservancy, which owns and manages 88 percent of the island, is actively working to protect, monitor, and restore this unique plant community. This includes investigating the cause of a large-scale oak dieback, monitoring health, growth, and reproduction, reducing feral animal impacts, and propagating young oaks for restoration.
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CitationKnapp, Denise A. 2002. The status of island scrub oak (Quercus pacifica on Catalina Island, California. In: Standiford, Richard B., et al, tech. editor. Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California''s Challenging Landscape. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184, Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 827-288
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