Skip to Main Content
Recovery of young ponderosa pines damaged by herbicide sprayingAuthor(s): Jay R. Bentley; David A. Blakeman; Stanley B. Carpenter
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-252. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
PDF: View PDF (558 KB)
DescriptionFoliage injury and over-all tree damage to ponderosa pine plantations from aerial sprays of 2,4,5-T in 1965 were evaluated. Damage in 1966 was compared to tree growth from 1966 to 1968. The herbicide treatment caused above-normal damage to young trees when applied in September in a year with above-average summer precipitation and freezing weather soon after treatment. In the second year after spraying, the damaged pines improved greatly in vigorand appearance. And by the third year, their height growth was about the same as the undamaged trees. Recovery was more complete and control of competing brush was more effective in young plantations than in older ones.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationBentley, Jay R.; Blakeman, David A.; Carpenter, Stanley B. 1971. Recovery of young ponderosa pines damaged by herbicide spraying. Res. Note PSW-RN-252. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8 p
KeywordsPinus ponderosa, plantation stands, forest weed control, 2, 4, 5-T, herbicide damage, leaf damage, weather factors, recovery ratio
- Snow breakage in a pole-sized ponderosa pine plantation ... more damage at high stand-densities
- Competing vegetation in ponderosa pine plantations: ecology and control
- Incidence and effects of endemic populations of forest pests in young mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada
XML: View XML