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Title: Tree age and cavity initiation by red-cockaded woodpeckers

Abstract

The red-cockaded woodpecker, Picoides borealis, is an endangered species that has declined in numbers with loss of nesting habitat. This loss if due partly to the increased prevalence of short rotations in southern pine forests. Data from Mississippi and South Carolina indicate that, for cavity initiation, the species needs living trees averaging approximately 75 years old for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), and 95 years old for longleaf pine (P. palustris).

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6020468
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OSTI ID: 6020468
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. For.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 77:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BIRDS; PINES; AGE ESTIMATION; CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES; CAVITIES; ENDANGERED SPECIES; MISSISSIPPI; SOUTH CAROLINA; ANIMALS; CONIFERS; NORTH AMERICA; PLANTS; SOUTHEAST REGION; TREES; USA; VERTEBRATES 291000* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Conservation

Citation Formats

Jackson, J.A., Lennartz, M.R., and Hooper, R.G. Tree age and cavity initiation by red-cockaded woodpeckers. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Jackson, J.A., Lennartz, M.R., & Hooper, R.G. Tree age and cavity initiation by red-cockaded woodpeckers. United States.
Jackson, J.A., Lennartz, M.R., and Hooper, R.G. Thu . "Tree age and cavity initiation by red-cockaded woodpeckers". United States.
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title = {Tree age and cavity initiation by red-cockaded woodpeckers},
author = {Jackson, J.A. and Lennartz, M.R. and Hooper, R.G.},
abstractNote = {The red-cockaded woodpecker, Picoides borealis, is an endangered species that has declined in numbers with loss of nesting habitat. This loss if due partly to the increased prevalence of short rotations in southern pine forests. Data from Mississippi and South Carolina indicate that, for cavity initiation, the species needs living trees averaging approximately 75 years old for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), and 95 years old for longleaf pine (P. palustris).},
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journal = {J. For.; (United States)},
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volume = 77:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}