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A Modification of Copeyon's Drilling Technique for Making Artificial Red-Cockaded Woodpecker CavitiesAuthor(s): William E. Taylor; Robert G. Hooper
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-72. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 31 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionA modification to Copeyon's drilling technique for making highly effective artificial cavities for red-cockaded wookpeckers is described.The changes virtually eliminate the possibility of making a mistake in constructing cavities and reduces the learning time to less than 2 weeks.The basic change is the use of a 3-inch access hole that allows the relative position of the pith to be used to avoid breeching the sapwood and replaces routing the cavity with a single, precisely drilled hole.
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CitationTaylor, William E.; Hooper, Robert G. 1991. A Modification of Copeyon''s Drilling Technique for Making Artificial Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Cavities. Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-72. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 31 p.
KeywordsPicoides borealis, endangered species, Hurricane Hugo.
- Long-term efficacy of artificial cavities for red-cockaded woodpeckers: Lessons learned from hurricane Hugo
- Constructing Artifical Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Cavities
- Experimental evidence of a symbiosis between red-cockaded woodpeckers and fungi
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