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The mysterious demise of an ice-age relic: exposing the cause of yellow-cedar decline.Author(s): Jonathan Thompson
Source: Science Findings 93. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p
Publication Series: Science Findings
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionFor more than a century, yellow-cedar has been inexplicably dying throughout the northern coastal rain forests of the Pacific Northwest. Yellow-cedar mortality has been mapped on more than a half million acres in southeastern Alaska, yet until recently the cause of death was a stubborn mystery. Researchers are hopeful, after several decades of investigation, that they have finally exposed the cause of yellow-cedar decline.
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CitationThompson, Jonathan. 2007. The mysterious demise of an ice-age relic: exposing the cause of yellow-cedar decline. Science Findings 93. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p
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