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Managing Slash to Minimize Colonization of Residual Trees by Ips and Other Bark Beetle Species Following Thinning in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Revised 10 / 14 AZ 1449

@inproceedings{Degomez2014ManagingST,
  title={Managing Slash to Minimize Colonization of Residual Trees by Ips and Other Bark Beetle Species Following Thinning in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Revised 10 / 14 AZ 1449},
  author={Tom E Degomez and Christopher J Fettig and Joel. D. Mcmillin and John A. Anhold and Christopher J. Hayes},
  year={2014}
}
Due to high fire hazard and perceived reductions in forest health, thinning of small diameter trees has become a prevalent management activity particularly in dense stands. Creation of large amounts of logging slash, however, has created large quantities of habitat for bark beetles primarily in the Ips genus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Evidence indicates that prior to Euro-American settlement fire played a major role in maintaining ponderosa pine stands in a condition that was much… Expand
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