Skip to Main Content
Oak Decline in Missouri: History RevisitedAuthor(s): Jay R. Law; Ross Melick; Charly Studyvin; James R. Steinman
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-73. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 257-258
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (21 KB)
DescriptionIn the 1980s, following extreme winters in the late 1970s and severe droughts in 1976, 1980, and 1983, dead and dying scarlet and black oaks were found on 185,000 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest. That decline event was linked to environmental stresses (Law and Gott 1987). Severe oak decline is now affecting an estimated 500,000 acres on the Mark Twain. High-risk stands are predisposed to severe damage because mature scarlet (Quercus coccinea Muenchh.) and black oak (Q. velutina Lam.) dominate in fully stocked stands on droughty sites. The current decline was triggered by serious moisture deficits from 1999 until mid-May, 2001. Insects and diseases contri- buting to tree death and decline include Armillaria root rot, twolined chestnut borer (Agrilus bilineatus Weber), red oak borer (ROB) (Enaphalodes rufulus Haldeman), and insect defoliators.
- 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.)
CitationLaw, Jay R.; Melick, Ross; Studyvin, Charly; Steinman, James R. 2004. Oak Decline in Missouri: History Revisited. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-73. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 257-258
- Oak Decline and Red Oak Borer in the Interior Highlands of Arkansas an Missouri: Natural Phenomena, Severe Occurrences
- Assessing wood quality of borer-infested red oak logs with a resonance acoustic technique
- Rotation length based on a time series analysis of timber degrade cause by oak borers
XML: View XML