Insects that damage Northern red oak acorns
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station in [Broomall, Pa.] .
Written in English


  • Red oak -- Diseases and pests,
  • Insect pests

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Edition Notes

StatementLester P. Gibson.
SeriesResearch paper NE -- 492.
ContributionsNortheastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.)
The Physical Object
Pagination6 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17616020M

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West Virginia University Books pgs. Gibson, Lester P. Insects That Damage Northern Red Oak Acorns. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station Research Paper NE 6p. Greeley, W.B. and W.W. Ashe White Oak in the Southern Appalachians USDA Forest Service, Circular Washington D.C.   The vast majority of insect damage to trees is caused by 22 common insect pests. These insects cause enormous economic damage by destroying landscape trees that must be removed and replaced, and by destroying trees that are essential to the North American lumber industry. Gibson LP () Insects that damage northern red oak acorns. US Forest service research paper NE, p 6. Huang W, Siemann E, Wheeler GS, Zou J, Carrillo J, Ding J Systems Book .   Quercus rubra is a tree to 50 m tall; to cm dbh, red oak group (subgenus Erythrobalanus); bark dark gray, shallowly furrowed with wide, smooth, flat gray ridges, twigs hairless; growth pattern usually determinate (a single bout of stem and leaf growth early in season) but may flush once more under very favorable conditions (Marks ; Gargiullo personal observation); winter buds .

  Oak trees are common shade and street trees that grow 20 to feet tall, depending on the species, which include evergreen and deciduous. Oak trees produce acorns, which provides food for birds, squirrels, deer and other wildlife. Although many pests attack oak trees, usually only immature or small trees suffer severe damage. There are many insects that feed on red oak. Many prefer trees that are under stress from root damage, lack of water or nutrients. Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) prefers red oaks to almost any other species. One complete defoliation by this insect can seriously weaken the tree to attack by other pests. Multiple. In the genus Quercus, regeneration by seed is reduced or absent in many species. The naturally protected area of the Sierra Fria, in Aguascalientes, Mexico contains forests that are fragmented and have been degraded due to human activities. The oak populations in this region demonstrate a very restricted sexual regeneration, with five of the most abundant species of this genus: Quercuseduardii. The acorns of Northern Red Oak are set in a deep bowl-like cup, while Pin Oak acorns are set in shallow cups. False. Outbreaks of insect damage are more common in mixed species stands than pure stands of one tree species. False. Imperfect flowers with .

  There are several oak species in this area. Oaks in the red oak group have pointed lobes on their leaves. They include northern red, black, and northern pin oak. Their acorns drop to the ground in fall but they don't germinate until spring. 9. Common members of the white oak group, with rounded lobes, are bur, white, swamp white, and chinkapin oak.   Diagnosing Your Oak Tree: Part I Diseases Oaks are California native trees that enjoy theprotection of many local codes and ordinances. These “protected” trPage 1 of 12es are often harmed by many factors that usually involve the habitation of people in. Noteworthy Characteristics. Quercus ellipsoidalis, commonly called northern pin oak, hill’s oak or jack oak, is a medium-sized deciduous oak of the red oak group that typically grows ’ tall with a cylindrical shape and rounded branches are ascending, but lower branches descend toward the ground. In the wild, the lower branches are often shaded by other trees, with some. Northern red oak, white oak, bur oak, black oak, northern pin oak and various hickories make up an oak-hickory forest. Oaks grow best on north- and east-facing, gently sloping, lower slopes where soils are at least 36 inches deep. Oaks commonly reproduce from acorns, and stump sprouts after a harvest.