Scharpf, R. F., and Vogler, D. R. 1986.
U.S.D.A., Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Station, Berkeley,
CA 94701, and
Pacific Southwest Region, San Francisco, CA 94111.
U.S.D.A., Forest Service, Research Note PSW-386. (1986)
Many young, understory Jeffrey pines (Pinus jeffreyi Grev. & Balf.) were found to be infected by western dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium campylopodum Engelm.) on Laguna Mountain, Cleveland National Forest, in southern California. Under heavily infected overstory, about three-fourths of the young pines (about 15 years old on the average) were infected by dwarf mistletoe. Infections per tree averaged about two and a half, two-thirds of these on the bole. Attempts to regenerate Jeffrey pine under an infected overstory in southern California will probably lead to a severely infected and damaged understory. Planting nonhost species or resistant selections of Jeffrey pine would be practical in managing dwarf mistletoe on these highly valuable forest recreation areas.