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Research Article

Scale-Dependent Browsing Patterns on Canada Yew (Taxus canadensis) by White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Table 1

Characteristics of 24 forested stands sampled for Canada yew browse in 2001-2002 in Marquette and Alger counties, Michigan, USA. Only those stands with at least one cluster of ≥3 live stems were included in model selection analyses and are shown below.

Stand nameYear sampledMgmt.a statusMean canopy cover (%)Decid. basal area (m2/ha)Conifer basal area (m2/ha)Mean yew cover (%)Yew stems
Mean cumulative browse scoreMean stem length (cm)

CWC2001P 40.00.0 1
Section 2001M 21.90.0 7
HillTop2001M 22.90.1 15
Carmody West2001P 22.70.0 8
Dukes West2001M 27.40.1 10
Carmody East2001M 19.10.1 11
Monette2001M 24.80.1 8
SuperThick2001M 16.40.0 14
Chatham Ski Hill2001M 22.65.3 18
Section 2001M 17.10.1 13
Miners NE2001M 15.60.5 11
Miners Control2002P 36.30.0 4
Abe Lk.2002M 25.13.1 4
Munising Ski Hill2002M 10.69.5 3
Miller Road2002M 25.30.0 6
Perch Lk. North2002M 14.28.5 12
HW Island2002M 19.90.2 9
PIRO2002P 29.10.1 9
5532002M 21.30.7 5
H-582002M 21.90.1 6
Perch Lk. East2002M 14.21.8 9
Big Tree2002M 22.50.1 8
Miners Basin2002M 26.70.0 9
Miners North2002M 22.80.7 8

Management status of forest stand; P: protected area, M: managed forest.
bNumber of clusters of sampled yew stems with 3 live stems.

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