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Title

Did climatic warming trigger the onset and development of yellow-cedar decline in southeast Alaska?
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Paul E. Hennon; Charles G. Shaw III
Publication Year: 1994

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • abiotic
  • Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
  • Chamaecyparis spp.
  • decline
  • freeze
  • stress
  • toxicity
  • yellow cedar
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Record Last Modified: August 18, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 4279

Description

Yellow cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) is a valuable tree species that is experiencing an extensive forest decline on over 200,000 ha of unmanaged forest in southeast Alaska. Biotic factors appear secondary and some abiotic factor is probably the primary cause of this naturally occurring decline. A warming climate, which coincided with the onset of extensive tree mortality about 100 years ago, may have triggered one of the possible abiotic causes such as freezing damage and/or soil toxicity.

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Citation:
Hennon, Paul E.; Shaw III, Charles G. 1994. Did climatic warming trigger the onset and development of yellow-cedar decline in southeast Alaska? European Journal of Forest Pathology 24(6-7):399-418.