This study measured the incidence of red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Erxleben) feeding injuries to thinned lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. Var. latifolia Englem.) during the first 7 years after spacing. Squirrel feeding damage in two manually spaced stands was monitored from 1979 to 1986 (Prince George) and 1980 to 1986 (Cariboo); squirrel populations were monitored from 1981 to 1986 in a juvenile (unspaced stand) and mature stand at each area. Several silvicultural recommendations are suggested to alleviate squirrel damage to spaced lodgepole pine.
Sullivan, T.P.. 2015. Red Squirrel Population Dynamics and Feeding Damage in Juvenile Stands of Lodgepole Pine. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. FRDA Research Report. FRR19
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Tree, Injury
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