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Individual study: Ring-barking of pine Pinus trees to create standing deadwood on heathland at Barnsfield, Dorset, England

Published source details

Liley D. (2005) Ring-barking of pine Pinus trees to create standing deadwood on heathland at Barnsfield, Dorset, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 120-122

Summary

A number of pine Pinus trees were ring-barked using either single or double cuts, two trees also had their crown removed. One to two years later, all the ring-barked trees were still standing. The only two which had died were the ones with their crown removed. The remaining trees were all alive, but had some dead needles and needles showing signs of discolouration. There was no clear difference between trees cut using a single or a double cut.