Controlling Pocket Gopher Damage to Conifer Seedlings

David S. deCalesta, Kim Asman and Nancy Allen
EC 1255 | Revised May 2003


Pocket gophers girdle (remove bark from) the bases of conifer seedlings and saplings, causing significant economic losses. This publication will help you design a program to reduce or eliminate gopher damage to seedlings and saplings in your forest plantation or Christmas tree farm.

About the authors

David S. deCalesta
Former Extension wildlife specialist
Oregon State University
Kim Asman
Formerly College of Forestery
Oregon State University
Nancy Allen
Extension wildlife instructor
Oregon State University

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