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    Author(s): Chelcy F. Miniat; David Zeitlow; Steven T. Brantley; Albert (Bud) MayfieldRusty Rhea; Robert Jetton; Paul.  Arnold
    Date: 2016
    Source: In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical Report SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 302 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    The rapid loss of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) from riparian zones in the southern Appalachian Mountains due to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelgis tsugae, HWA) infestation has resulted in changes to watershed structure and function. Several restoration strategies have been proposed, including silvicultural treatments that increase incident light in forest understories, and the introduction of predator beetles to control populations of HWA.

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    Miniat, Chelcy F.; Zeitlow, David; Brantley, Steven T.; Mayfield, Albert; Rhea, Rusty; Jetton, Robert; Arnold, Paul. 2016. Physiological responses of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) to biological control and silvicultural release: implications for hemlock restoration. In:Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to Estuaries: Advances in watershed Science and management. Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015. North Charleston, SC. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 1 p.

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