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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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Environmental Sciences

2005

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Structure And Development Of Pitch Canker Infected Monterey Pine Stands At Ano Nuevo, California, Douglas D. Piirto, Sauli Valkonen Jul 2005

Structure And Development Of Pitch Canker Infected Monterey Pine Stands At Ano Nuevo, California, Douglas D. Piirto, Sauli Valkonen

Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences

The sustainability of indigenous Monterey pine (Pinus radiata D. Don)at Ano Nuevo stands in the central coast of California was examined. The foremost management objective in these stands is to establish and maintain stand structures that ensure a sustainable presence of the species in terms of uneven-aged management. The major threats are the proliferation of shade-tolerant tree species and the pitch canker ( Fusarium circinatum) disease. The study was based on data from 17 systematically placed sample plots, measured once, in one stand with a very high degree of variation in stand structure and species composition. The results indicated that ...