Botanist: White-tail deer raising havoc by browsing too much in forests September 18, 2011 New York

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Botanist: White-tail deer raising havoc by browsing too much in forests  September 18, 2011 New York, Syracuse.com (blog)

...What's going on, said Rawinski, a botanist with the US Forest Service's Forest Health Protection Program...There doesn’t seem to be an impact on the overall forest health, but in certain localized areas we’re seeing certain impacts that we’re closely monitoring....For example, where Eastern red cedar grows on the refuge, the deer are suppressing (the new saplings). Just north of here in the (state-owned) Montezuma Wildlife Management Area, we started monitoring trilium (a flowering plant) and we’ve seen their numbers greatly reduced. The DEC has also taken steps to protect an endangered tree species...



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