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    Author(s): Jessie A. GlaeserKevin T. Smith
    Date: 2010
    Source: Western Arborist. Winter 2010: 32-46.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Glaeser, Jessie A.; Smith, Kevin T. 2010. Decay fungi of oaks and associated hardwoods. Western Arborist. Winter 2010: 32-46.

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