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Great oaks from little acorns grow: planting native oak in the Pacific NorthwestAuthor(s): Gail Wells; Warren Devine; Connie Harrington
Source: Science Findings 123. 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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DescriptionThe decline of oak woodlands is an urgent conservation challenge in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to settlement by Euro-Americans, prairies, oak-dominated savannas, and oak woodlands were abundant in the low-lying areas of the region. Now it’s estimated that 1 to 5 percent of that native oak savanna remains. The rest has been supplanted by pastures, fields, Douglas-fir forests, and development. Experts agree that immediate intervention is needed if Oregon white oak ecosystems are to survive.
Based on science by Warren Devine, and Connie Harrington.
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CitationWells, Gail; Devine, Warren; Harrington, Connie. 2010. Great oaks from little acorns grow: planting native oak in the Pacific Northwest. Science Findings 123. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.
KeywordsWarren Devine, Connie Harrington
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