Heartrot Fungi ’ s Role in Creating Picid Nesting Sites in Living Aspen

@inproceedings{Hart2003HeartrotF,
  title={Heartrot Fungi ’ s Role in Creating Picid Nesting Sites in Living Aspen},
  author={John H. Hart and Dennis L. Hart},
  year={2003}
}
To determine the number of cavity-containing aspens in old-growth (>80 years), we counted the number of stems containing cavities in 132 0.02-ha plots in Wyoming. There were 8.7 cavities/ha of aspen type. At least 84% of the cavity stems were alive when the initial cavity was constructed; 60% were alive when examined. Fruiting bodies and Phellinus tremulae (a heartrot fungus) were present on 71% of all cavity-bearing stems but on only 9.6% of all stems >15 cm d.b.h. Cavities were present in 7.7… CONTINUE READING

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