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Dwarf mistletoe does not increase trunk taper in released red firs in CaliforniaAuthor(s): Robert F. Scharpf
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-326. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionDwarf mistletoe had no noticeable effect on trunk taper of young, dominant and codominant red firs 4 to 22 inches (10.2 to 55.9 cm) d.b.h. Also, taper was not influenced by live crown ratio of infected and uninfected trees. Trees less than 7 inches d.b.h. had significantly more taper than larger trees, irrespective of dwarf mistletoe.
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CitationScharpf, Robert F. 1977. Dwarf mistletoe does not increase trunk taper in released red firs in California. Res. Note PSW-RN-326. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p
Keywordsred fir, California, parasites, dwarf mistletoe, growth loss, taper
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