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- Shoko Kobashikawa; Shinsuke Koike
- Forest ecology and management 2016 v.380 pp. 100-106
- Chamaecyparis obtusa; Cryptomeria japonica; Ursus thibetanus; bark; conifers; forest management; foresters; forests; growth rings; managers; models; plantations; temporal variation; tree damage; tree trunk; trees; Japan
- ... Bark stripping by Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) has a serious impact on conifer plantations in Japan, resulting in physical damage to the tree trunks and reduction of the value of the timber. The aim of this study was to clarify whether these plantations are more prone to damage by bears at particular times and sites, to more effectively prevent this damaging behavior. The study was condu ...