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- Paixao, Carlos, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Forest ecology and management 2019 v.437 pp. 201-210
- Abies balsamea; Choristoneura fumiferana; Picea mariana; boreal forests; case studies; coniferous forests; defoliating insects; defoliation; earlywood; hosts; latewood; mortality; stemwood; trees; wood density; wood quality; Quebec
- ... Spruce budworm (SBW – Choristoneura fumiferana Clem.) is one of the most damaging defoliating insects in the coniferous forests of eastern North America. In Canada, the widely distributed balsam fir (Abies balsamea L. (Mill)) and black spruce (Picea mariana B.S.P. (Mill)) are its most important hosts. Defoliation by SBW reduces growth in the host trees and can lead to host mortality. Although SBW ...