Outbreak Histories for Major Oak Defoliators in Virginia with Implications for Oak-Dominated Forests
Oak-dominant canopies are widespread across much of the eastern United States. Oak forests are maturing and declining, while regeneration of oak is often poor. Spring defoliators such as gyspy moth and fall cankerworm, as recurring disturbances, can contribute to forest decline and exacerbate the loss of oak. Presented by Chris Asaro, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, at the 2016 SAF National Convention, Madison, WI