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Physiology of red-cockaded woodpecker cavity trees: Implications for management
Faculty Publications
  • William G. Ross, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • David Kulhavy, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Richard N. Conner, Wildlife Habitat and Silviculture Laboratory, Southern Research Station, U.S.D.A., Forest Service, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
  • Jianghua Sun
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
1-1-1991
Abstract
Resin flow and tree moisture stress, frequently used as indicators of pine susceptibility to pine bark beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis Zimm.) attack, were measured in loblolly (Pinus taeda L.) and shortleaf (P. echinata Mill.) pines red-cockaded woodpecker [Picoides boreal& (Vieillot)] cavity trees in the Angelina and Davy Crockett National Forests in eastern Texas. No differences in moisture stress were found, whereas resin flow between different types of cavity trees and control or potential trees varied by site and species. It was concluded that effects of red-cockaded woodpecker activity on host tree susceptibility to southern pine beetle will vary by site, tree species, and host tree condition. Forest management activities and general forest health are much more important for the bird’s long-term survival.
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Ross, W. G., D. L. Kulhavy, R. N. Conner and J. Sun. 1991. Physiology of red-cockaded woodpecker cavity trees: Implications for management, pp. 558-566. IN: Coleman, Sandra S.; Neary, Daniel G.; [Compilers and editors] 1991. Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-70. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 904 p. http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/789

Citation Information
William G. Ross, David Kulhavy, Richard N. Conner and Jianghua Sun. "Physiology of red-cockaded woodpecker cavity trees: Implications for management" (1991)
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