Publication Details

Characteristics of sites and trees affected by rapid white oak mortality as reported by forestry professionals in Missouri

Publication Toolbox

  • Download PDF (361.0 KB)
  • This publication is available only online.
Reed, Sharon E.; English, James T.; Muzika, Rose-Marie; Kabrick, John M.; Wright, Simeon.

Year Published

2017

Publication

In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Stelzer, Henry E., eds. Proceedings of the 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2016 March 28-April 1; Columbia, MO. General Technical Report NRS-P-167. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 240-247.

Abstract

A new syndrome was named rapid white oak mortality in 2011 to describe the rapid death of white oak trees (Quercus alba L.) within one growing season. A survey with 24 questions about stand and site characteristics, site history, and symptoms was distributed to forestry professionals to gather information about the new syndrome. Sixty-three reports were received. Most of the mortality was reported in the southeastern quadrant of Missouri. Site characteristics and the affected trees species were atypical of those usually associated with oak mortality in Missouri. The survey confirmed that rapid white oak mortality should be considered a new syndrome.

Note: This article is part of a larger document. View the larger document

Citation

Reed, Sharon E.; English, James T.; Muzika, Rose-Marie; Kabrick, John M.; Wright, Simeon. 2017. Characteristics of sites and trees affected by rapid white oak mortality as reported by forestry professionals in Missouri. In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Stelzer, Henry E., eds. Proceedings of the 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2016 March 28-April 1; Columbia, MO. General Technical Report NRS-P-167. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 240-247.

Last updated on: March 15, 2017