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Decay following scarring of douglas-fir in the dry-belt region of British Columbia. 1970. Craig, H.M. Government of Canada, Department of Fisheries and Forestry, Forest Research Laboratory, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-043. 16 p.

Year: 1970

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26476

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

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Abstract

Decay associated with scars on Doug1as-fir, in the dry-belt region of British Columbia, accounted for less than 3% of the total gross cubic foot volume of scarred trees. Damage was concentrated near the base of the trees in the high-value butt fogs. Tree diameter at time of logging and regional moisture regime, as well as scar characteristics, warrant consideration when attempting to predict losses from decay fungi which enter through logging injuries. Stereum sanguinolentum was responsible for 93% of the decay volume recorded.