Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Gophers love oak — to death

Authors

Theodore E. Adams
William H. Weitkamp

Authors Affiliations

T. E. Adams is Extension Wildlands Specialist, UC Davis; W. H. Weitkamp is Farm Advisor, Sun Luis Obispo County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(5):27-29. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n05p27. September 1992.

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Abstract

Weed competition, insects, and small mammals all account for oak seedling loss. High populations of pocket gophers, as at Lopez Lake County Park in San Luis Obispo County, can destroy 90% of 2 to 3-month-old transplanted valley oak seedlings in the first year. Without effective protection from pocket gophers, any control of or protection from other small mammals and control of competition may be of little value

Adams T, Weitkamp W. 1992. Gophers love oak — to death. Hilgardia 46(5):27-29. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n05p27
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