Between oak and beech [reduced deer food] February 9, 2012 Vermont

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Between oak and beech [reduced deer food] February 9, 2012 Vermont, Bennington Banner

... Mimicking nature is all the fashion in forestry circles these days ... Beech is fighting a desperate rear-guard action against a Nectria fungus that has been on the march across the Northeast since it arrived here in the 1960s.... it may take centuries before the beech and the Nectria reach some sort of détente, allowing beech to regain its former glory. This is terrible news for wildlife, especially deer, bear, and turkeys, since beech trees produce some of the most nutritious nuts in the forest ... 


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