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    Author(s): J. Thompson
    Date: 2007
    Source: Science Findings 98. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p.
    Publication Series: Science Findings
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    Oregon white oak savanna and woodland habitat in the Pacific Northwest has declined to less than 10 percent of its former range, and much of what remains is of poor quality. In addition to urbanization and agricultural development, habitat is being lost to conifers that have invaded oak areas, which were once maintained through frequent burning by Native Americans. The conifers eventually overtop and kill the shade-intolerant oaks. Many landowners, conservation groups, and public agencies are interested in restoring the cultural legacy and biodiversity associated with oak habitat. Until recently, however, there has been little specific information available on the effects of management practices to guide their actions.

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    Citation

    Thompson, J. 2007. Move over, Douglas-fir: Oregon white oaks need room to grow. Science Findings 98. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p.

    Keywords

    Douglas-fir, Oregon white oaks, releasing oaks, Quercus garryana

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