Vegetational Evaluation of Pinyon-Juniper Cabling in South-Central New Mexico
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CitationRippel, P., Pieper, R. D., & Lymbery, G. A. (1983). Vegetational evaluation of pinyon-juniper cabling in south-central New Mexico. Journal of Range Management, 36(1), 13-15.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractVegetational comparisons were made between areas where pinyon-juniper vegetation had been cabled in 1954 and uncabled areas. Total tree density on the cabled areas was about 80% of that on control areas. Basal area and canopy cover of trees was substantially lower on control areas than on cabled areas. Rhus trilobata and Xanthocephalum sarothrae apparently were the only shrubby species that responded to the cabling treatment. Basal cover of Bouteloua gracilis, Eragrostis erosa, and Muhlenbergia pauciflora was significantly greater on the control areas than on the cabled area.