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Title: Incorporating hemlock woolly adelgid impacts into the Forest Vegetation Simulator model

Author: Trotter, R. Talbot III; Courter, Anthony W.; Turcotte, Richard M.; Onken, Brad.

Date: 2008

Source: In: Onken, Brad; Reardon, Richard, comps. Fourth Symposium on hemlock woolly adelgid in the eastern United States; 2008 February 12-14; Hartford, CT. FHTET 2008-01. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 114-117.

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Description: The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), Adelges tsugae, is a small aphid-like insect that feeds on the xylem ray parenchyma cells near the base of hemlock needles. This insect, a native of Asia and western North America, was first noted in eastern North America in 1951 and has now spread to infest hemlock in at least 17 states. The increased hemlock mortality driven by this insect requires land-managers and silviculturalists to develop stand management plans that account for the potential impact this invasive species. The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) was developed to simulate stand development through time under a variety of landmanagement actions and has the flexibility to include impacts by fire, pathogens, insects, and other disturbances. Using available data that describe the timing, intensity, and trajectory of infestations, we have developed two simple event monitor addfiles (*.kcp files) for the northeastern and southeastern FVS variants.

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Trotter, R. Talbot III; Courter, Anthony W.; Turcotte, Richard M.; Onken, Brad. 2008. Incorporating hemlock woolly adelgid impacts into the forest vegetation simulator model. In: Onken, Brad; Reardon, Richard, comps. Fourth Symposium on hemlock woolly adelgid in the eastern United States; 2008 February 12-14; Hartford, CT. FHTET 2008-01. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 114-117.

 


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