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Ecological setting as a barrier

Microhabitat associations are the first topic I wish to consider in the multi-stage process of reproductive isolation. The Louisiana irises demonstrate distributions among habitats that contribute to limitations to interspecific gene flow. For example, while I. fulva and I. brevicaulis occur in shaded, bayou, hardwood forest, and swamp habitats, I. hexagona is found in open, freshwater marshes (Viosca 1935 Bennett and Grace 1990 Cruzan and Arnold 1993 Johnston et al. 2001). Likely because of its occurrence near coastal environments, I. hexagona demonstrates a higher

Internal Examination Choking

Sharp foreign bodies (e.g., bones, toothpicks) can be inadvertently swallowed with food. Deliberate swallowing of foreign bodies leading to airway obstruction does occur in the mentally handicapped, individuals with psychiatric disorders, prisoners, and criminals who are smuggling contraband (e.g., jewelry, drugs 390 ). Some swallowed objects can remain in or penetrate the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., open safety pin in esophagus puncturing heart leading to hemopericardium, toothpick through small bowel into common iliac artery, bone penetrating esophagus into aorta or common carotid artery, wood screw in retroperitoneum with septicemia, coin impacted in esophagus compressing adjacent trachea 337,379,391-394 ).

Effects of Conversions of Primary Forests to Managed Forests

A distinction between the vegetation types coniferous forests and broadleaved forests is important for the interpretation of large data sets such as the one analyzed by Guo and Gifford (2002). However, a classification of coniferous and broadleaved trees represents only species identity effects and does not aim at describing interactions of species or structural diversity with land-use change and SOC pools of forests. Because of the annual dynamics of litter-fall, it is very likely that a conversion of deciduous, broadleaved forests into evergreen coniferous plantations (e.g., mixed-hardwood forests of central Europe into pine or spruce plantations) would differ with respect to biogeochemical cycles from a conversion of evergreen, broadleaved forests into pine plantations (e.g., eucalyptus into pine). Under undisturbed, natural conditions of primary forests in a temperate climate, evergreen conifers usually dominate on less favorable sites (infertile, xeric, or wet soils and cool,...

Effects of Silvicultural Practices

In a meta-analysis,Johnson and Curtis (2001) compared the effects of whole-tree harvesting (removal of all residues) and sawlog harvesting (residues are left on site) on SOC pools in the A horizon, excluding the organic layer. Whole-tree harvesting reduced SOC pools in the A horizon by 6 , while sawlog harvesting caused an average increase in SOC of 18 (Fig. 10.4). However, this positive effect seemed to be restricted to coniferous forest stands only, while hardwoods showed a small negative effect and mixed stands no effect in the case of sawlog harvesting. Furthermore, Johnson and Curtis (2001) consider that the positive effect of residues left on site and incorporated into the soil last only for a few years to decades until the material has been decomposed. To interpret the results by Johnson and Curtis (2001) with respect to biodiversity effects or management effects, it is important to consider interactions between these factors as well as with site conditions. For example,...

Environmental Ethics versus Animal Rights

Second, animal rights principles refer directly only to sentient beings (see SENTIENTISM), beings capable of feeling pleasure and pain.* These are all animals none are plants or nonliving things. Plants and nonliving things, like the redwood forests in which spotted owls live and the clean water fish* need to live, are morally important in animal rights philosophy only as supports for animal life. However, in environmental ethics, plants, rivers, the atmosphere, species, and ecosystems are frequently objects of moral concern for their own sake. Environmental ethicists have even acknowledged that they would support killing animals such as deer if that were the only way to preserve a species of plants the animals were eating.

Dryopteris intermedia

Range and habitat This species is abundant in acid to neutral soils from moist woods and sandstone substrates to rocky slopes in northern and eastern North America as well as the mountains of the Southeast. The range extends westward to Tennessee, Kentucky, and eastern Missouri. It is especially common in moist and rocky hardwood habitats.

Improvement Of Nutritional Environment For Invertebrates

Basidiomycota also render palatable wood and leaf litter that is initially repellent or unpalatable to invertebrates due to the presence of allelopathic compounds. Again there are well-documented examples for termites (see references in Swift and Boddy, 1984). There are several examples of trees whose central heartwood is resistant to attack from termites when undecayed, but not once decay has begun. Of course, other aspects of enzyme conditioning (e.g. density reduction) may also play a part. Phenolics are also degraded by the mutualistic fungus partner on the fungus comb within termite nests (Taprab et al., 2005).

Susceptibility Without Diversity

Picea abies,pure and mixed with hardwood species by root rots and hardwood Picea abies, pure and mixed with hardwood species Picea abies, pure and mixed with hardwood species 1997). Hence, selected diversity (mixtures of conifers with hardwoods rather than conifer monocultures) may reduce disease impact in the long term. Increased disease incidence has also been observed where paper birch is either removed or excluded from stands of susceptible conifers (Simard The case of the American chestnut Castanea dentata, the monarch of the eastern hardwood forests, at the beginning of the last century (Hepting 1974 Smith 2000) may be an example of susceptibility associated with a lack of intraspecific host diversity. Beginning with the introduction of the chestnut blight fungus Cryphonectria parasitica on imported Asiatic chestnut seedlings, the main story exemplifies the classic destabilizing effects of an exotic pathogen within a forest ecosystem (Stephenson 1986 Anagnostakis 1987 Burdon...

Factors Influencing Microclimatic Regimes in Dead Wood

Microclimate varies spatially and temporally (Boddy, 1984, 1986) over a range of scales. At the forest scale two important microclimatic gradients are evident a horizontal gradient from forest interior to forest edge, clearcut or natural canopy gap and a vertical gradient from forest floor to canopy. Forest interiors and lower levels in stands tend to have higher air humidity, lower wind speed, lower maximum and higher minimum temperatures compared to gaps, forest edges and open land, and gradients run from stable to variable microclimatic conditions (e.g. Chen et al., 1993 Morecroft et al., 1998 Ritter et al., 2005). Microclimatic stress is hence low in wood decomposing on the forest floor in closed forests, while fungi in dead wood in the canopy or on the floor of exposed forest edges are subject to stressful conditions. In addition, environmental conditions vary vastly between functional sapwood (with its high water content and low aeration), dysfunctional sapwood and heartwood...

Polypodium scouleri Leathery polypody

Range and habitat This species is confined to the coastal regions, usually within a few hundred yards of the salty Pacific, from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and ocean fringes to Baja California with the greatest concentration in the Pacific Northwest. Here they settle in dark woods in the crotches of the native spruce, Picea sitchensis, dead or alive, and can easily be overlooked in nature as perhaps a casually constructed spacious eagle's nest. Visitors to the Washington coast can find excellent photo ops at the state beaches especially those that are imaginatively named Beach 1 and Beach 4.

Tree Species and Composition of Fungal Communities

Many wood-inhabiting fungi appear, based on fruit bodies, to have a preference for certain tree species. In some cases host preferences relate to interspecific differences in chemical composition, e.g. pH, presence of allelopathic compounds, bark and wood morphology (Rayner and Hedges, 1982 Rayner and Boddy, 1988). The heartwood of Quercus robur, for instance, is well known for its high durability and distinctive mycota owing to its low pH and high content of tannins (Wald et al., 2004 Heilmann-Clausen et al., 2005). In other cases intimate interactions between living host tissue and fungi able to infect functional sapwood seem to play a key role (e.g. Hrib and Rypacek, 1981 Chapela et al., 1991 Hendry et al., 1993).

Decay in Attached Branches

The most detailed studies on fungal community development in standing trees have focused on the sapwood of attached ash and oak branches (Boddy and Rayner, 1983 Boddy et al., 1987). In southern Britain the most common primary colonizers of oak branches were Peniophora quercina, Stereum gausapatum, Vuille-minia comedens, Phellinus ferreus and Phlebia rufa (Boddy and Rayner, 1983). Latent presence has been demonstrated for the first three (Hirst, 1995 Boddy, 2001), but presumably they all have S- and R-selected characters allowing them to exist latently in functional sapwood, and then to develop overtly as mycelia as soon as the high water content poor aeration regime is alleviated. T. versicolor, P. radiata and Stereum hirsutum were identified as combative secondary colonizers whose establishment depends on conditions having ameliorated sufficiently to allow their growth, and whether they are better combatants under the conditions obtaining. Other secondary colonizers, e.g. Hyphoderma...

Biomass As A Sugar Source

Cellulose is a long linear polymer ranging from 1000 to 1000 000 d-glucose units. Glucose monomers are linked together with b-1,4-glycosidic bonds to form highly stable chains, and these chains further aggregates together via hydrogen bonds to form a rigid crystalline structure that is water-impermeable, water-insoluble, and resistant to enzymatic hydrolysis (Linko 1987). The boundary and sequence structure of the molecules determine the chemical properties of cellulose (Alen and Sjostrom 1985). On the other hand, hemicellulose, which is alkali-soluble, is composed of short, highly branched copolymer of both six-carbon and five-carbon sugars. The branched structure allows hemicellulose to exist in an amorphous form that is more susceptible to hydrolysis. Compared to cellulose, which is similar across all biomass sources, hemicellulose is quite diverse in structure and composition, depending on the source. The hydrolysis product of hemicellulose is typically a mixture of xylose,...

Clinical Presentation

Similar to the assessment of individual's suffering from anoxic coma, the neurologic examination consists of an assessment of the level of consciousness as determined by verbal responses, eye opening, and purposive movements. Attempts should be made to elicit a behavioral motor response by verbal stimulation alone. If no response follows even shouted commands, noxious stimulation can be applied to the face by digital supraorbital pressure and individually to the arms and legs by compression of distal interphalangeal joints with a nontraumatic object, such as a soft wood tongue blade. Verbal responses are indicative of dominant hemisphere function, whereas eye opening indicates activity of the reticular activating system.

Common Dryopteris Ferns In Asia

Pinnate Pinnatifd Fern Types Images

Pinnate-pinnatifid to bipinnate, semievergreen, sterile cross between D. clintoniana and D. goldiana. The parents get together on the borders of hardwood swamps in the eastern United States. The rhizome creeps and branches producing 4-to 5-ft. (1.2- to 1.5-m) fronds that are taller and more robust than D. clintoniana . . . and more slender, shinier and erect than D. goldiana (Mickel 1994). This fern can be propagated by division, but it is hoped that tissue culture will further extend its range in the gardening community.

Contents In Fruits And Vegetables And Its Products

Of the plant, such as bark, leaves, or heartwood. The concentration of polyphenols often decreases as a fruit matures, but usually the amount per fruit increases. Fruits may contain considerable amounts of some types of polyphenols, such as anthocyanins, while other parts of the same plants, that is, leaves or bark, have very little or none. Concentrations of polyphenol compounds in various fruits and vegetables have been well documented (5,20) and some of them are presented in Table 2.

Mohair Production and Marketing

In typical range operations, Angora goats are gathered twice a year (February and August in the Northern Hemisphere) for shearing. Animals are drafted into three major age categories kid, young goat (18 months old), and adult, providing about 20 , 20 , and 60 by weight of the total clip, respectively and shorn by professional shearers. Shearing facilities range from makeshift tents with plywood floors and temporary pens to custom-built shearing sheds complete with raised hardwood shearing floors and individual catch pens. In Texas, shearers use power-driven shears to first remove mohair from the belly and legs before tying all four legs. This essentially immobilizes the animal and facilitates removal of the rest of the fleece, ideally in one piece. The mohair is then moved from the shearing floor to another location, depending on the marketing philosophy of the producer.

Effects on Particular Organs or Organ Systems

Occupational exposure to a variety of substances is known to be capable of causing asthma. This is an allergic reaction in which exposure causes histamine to be released. Histamine stimulates the bronchi to contract, greatly increasing breathing resistance. This is known to affect bakers exposed to flour and workers exposed to wood dust, as well as butchers exposed to fumes caused by heat-sealing PVC films for wrapping meat. Some people become sensitized to toluene diisocyanate, which is used in polyurethane products. Subsequent exposures to very small amounts can cause a severe asthma attack.

Decay in Felled Logs and Large Branches

Fungal community development in bulky wood on the forest floor has been studied in a number of cases, especially in Fagus spp., which we describe here as a model system for wood decay in angiosperms. Decay community development in other deciduous tree species seems to follow similar pathways (Gricius et al., 1999 Hood et al., 2004 Lindhe et al., 2004), though some differences are evident reflecting differences in bark and wood morphology and wood chemistry. In many Betula spp. the bark is usually intact until final decay stages (J. HeilmannClausen, personal observation), making access for secondary colonizers more difficult. Similarly, species which possess true heartwood, e.g. Quercus spp., present widely different decay environments, where decay proceeds following different pathways in sapwood and heartwood. There have been detailed studies on fungal community structure of felled beech logs, at the mycelial level, during the first 4.5-5 years of decay (Coates and Rayner, 1985a,...

Naturally Occurring Carcinogens

The earliest association made between the development of cancer in humans and exposure to an essentially natural rather than man-made chemical was that between scrotal (skin) cancer and soot by Per-cival Pott in 1775. However, the specific chemical(s) responsible (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzo(a)pyrene and 7,12-dimethylbenzanthra-cene) were not identified until more than a century later. Since then, a number of other naturally occurring materials have been shown to be carcinogenic. These have included mineral oils, shale oils, and wood dust shavings, the oils being carcinogenic to the skin and wood dust to the nasal cavity. Inadvertent ingestion of small amounts of such materials with food may be difficult to avoid.

Alternative Models Of Excitability

Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, CA. Alexander, J. C., and Cai, D.-Y. (1991). On the dynamics of bursting Rose, R. M., and Hindmarsh, J. L. (1989c). The assembly of ionic current in a thalamic neuron III. The seven-dimensional model. Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. B 237, 313-334. Strogatz, S. H. (1994). Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering. Perseus Books, Reading, MA. Tuckwell, H. C. (1988). Introduction to Technical Neurobiology , Vol. 2 Nonlinear and Stochastic Theories. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA. Tufillaro, N. B., Abbott, T., and Reilly, J. (1992). An Experimental Approach to Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, CA. Vandenberg, C. A., and Bezanilla, F. (1991). A sodium gating model based on single channel, macroscopic ionic, and gating currents in the squid giant axon. Biophys. J. 60, 1511-1533. Ventriglia, F. (Ed.) (1994). Neural Modeling and Neural

Effect of Tree Species Diversity on Stand Resistance to Pest Insects The Main Ecological Hypotheses

Forest pests can be prevented from finding the host tree in mixed stands because they are physically hidden (Watt 1992). Spruce budworm larval dispersal is disturbed when host trees grow beneath a hardwood overstory (Batzer et al. 1987) or when they are insulated by non-host ponderosa pines (Fauss and Pierce 1969). Bergeron et al. (1995) suggested that the presence of a deciduous canopy could prevent budworm females from finding and colonizing understory conifers. The presence of broadleaf trees is also thought to break the continuity between pines, reducing host tree discovery by Dendroc-tonus frontalis (Belanger and Malac 1980 Schowalter and Turchin 1993). Young Pinus taeda can be protected from Rhyacionia frustrana attacks by a shelter of herbs and shrubs (Warren 1963, in Berisford and Kulman 1967). Moore et al. (1991) could significantly relate the abundance of leafrollers on oak leaves to reduced leaf apparency in mixtures of oaks alders and oaks spruce. Host plants may also be...

Woodland Ecosystems As A Global Resource

The biological diversity contained within woodland ecosystems may be exploited for practical and aesthetic gain. Traditional methods of exploitation have involved collection or cultivation of fungi for food, e.g., truffle fungi, Lentinula edodes (Shii-take), and Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushroom) as well as many other edible woodland fungi. Wood colonized by certain fungal species may be employed to generate valuable timber products. For example, Brown oak veneer timber (pourriture rouge dur) is produced by Fistulina hepatica colonizing heartwood, Chlorosplenium aeruginascens is used in the commercial production of Tunbridge ware, and wood containing interaction zone lines is turned to produce decorative artifacts. Novel methods of exploitation may involve the application of fungal decay systems to convert a range of renewable lignocellulosics into protein, fermentable sugars, and other products, or to bioremediate certain recalcitrant pollutants. Appreciation and understanding of...

Saprotrophs of Attached and Fallen Wood and Litter

The decay process often commences in the standing tree, in attached lower or stressed branches (Rayner and Boddy 1988). Fungi may gain access either through wounds, tissues following microbial or stress damage or via lenticels or leaf scars. Studies have indicated that pioneer species such as Stereum gausapatum, Phlebia rufa, Phellinus ferreus, Exidia glandulosa, and Vuilleminia comedens in oak or Daldinia concentrica, Hypoxylon rubiginosum, and Peniophora limitata in ash, can colonize living or recently dead wood. The host tree may instigate a response to this invasion, by accelerating localized premature heartwood tissue formation, which contributes to restriction of the invading front. The identification of massive decay columns comprising a single individual extending for several meters along branches known to have been dead for a single growing season only, indicated the involvement of latent invaders (see Endophytes ) initially distributed within functional sapwood as dormant...

Population Age and Size

The distribution of genotypes in the boles of living trees has also been taken as an indication of the infection biology. Latent infection in beech has, for example been implied by the large-sized genets developing rapidly in trunks and branches after drought (Chapela and Boddy, 1988). Such large mycelia are thought to have been established during earlier phases of tree growth, and dormant propagules distributed extensively in the xylem were triggered to grow as mycelia by the onset of wood drying and increased aeration. Two other examples are provided by P. tremulae and P. pini. They initially establish in branches, the stubs of which ultimately become incorporated into trunk wood. In due course the sapwood becomes heartwood, again with decreased water content and improved aeration, triggering the development of active decay in the branch stubs buried in the heartwood (Haddow, 1938). The population structure of P. tremulae was consistent with this type of establishment (Holmer et...

Development and Succession Temporal Structure of Communities

As an example, an abandoned farm field may be colonized by grasses, which inhibit the germination of trees. The grasses attract herbivores, which create openings for shrubs by intense grazing. The shrubs provide shade, which enables pine to germinate and eventually to dominate. However, when the cover becomes too dense, the pine seedlings will not grow, and hardwood trees gain an advantage. Eventually, a climax community is formed as a hardwood forest. Populations of birds and other animals change as the food supply changes.

Brown Rot And Soft Rot Fungi

Brown rot fungi belonging to the basidiomycetes extensively degrade cell wall carbohydrates and only modify the lignin (Eriksson et al. 1990). Demethylation is the most obvious consequence of attack on lignin by these fungi. The brown rot fungi grows mainly in the cell lumen next to the secondary wall and cause a generalized, diffuse rot (Blanchette 2000). The residual wood is brown and often cracks into cubical pieces when dry. Brown rot fungi have an obvious preference for coniferous substrates (gymnosperms), which are softwoods. A survey of substrate relationships reported that 19 of North American basiodiomycetes are brown rot fungi, hardwood which are softwoods environments as well as in plant litter attack both hardwood and softwood

Nutrient Capture

36.1 g wood to supply 1 g of spores, based on mean nitrogen content of fruit bodies (1.13 ), spores (3.05 ) and Betula sapwood (0.83 Merrill and Cowling, 1966). Since fruit bodies are commonly 1 kg or more, and several grams of spores are produced each year (Fomes fomentarius produced 1.115 g spores in 20 days (Meyer, 1936)), a mycelium would need to draw upon the entire nitrogen content of more than 14 kg wood.

Tree Scale

The relative contribution of each species to stand transpiration was driven largely by sapwood area per unit ground area and to a lesser extent by species-specific differences in daily water use. Their conclusion is based on the data compiled in Fig. 7.4. Across two orders of magnitude, sapwood area accounts for over 53 of the variation in tree water use. What other sources of variation exist with regard to the data in Fig. 7.4 In another paper, Wullschleger et al. (2001) report that there are significant differences in the sapwood area of ring-porous and diffuse-porous trees. For similarly sized individuals, species with diffuse-porous xylem had greater sapwood area, by factors of 3 to 4. So species differences still play a role on limiting transpiration. On the other hand, one has to be careful about drawing broad conclusions because other groups of investigators have reported that transpiration varies with tree age and height (Vertessy et al. 1995 Ryan et al. 2000 Zimmerman et al....

Methods Study sites

Studies were conducted in three first-order streams draining catchments (C) 53, 54, and 55 at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, North Carolina. Coweeta is a large (2185 ha), heavily forested basin located in the Blue Ridge physiographic province of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Forest vegetation is dominated by mixed hardwoods (primarily oak, maple, and poplar), and a thick under-story of rhododendron that shades the streams throughout the year. First-order streams at Coweeta are extremely heterotrophic, and receive 90 of their energy base in the form of allochthonous leaf litter from the surrounding catchment (Webster et al., 1997 Hall et al., 2000). In-stream primary production (algae and bryophytes) is very low, and contributes


Endophytes may also be involved with initiation of decay following stress or death of host tree tissues. Many endophytes, such as the Xylariaceae and their anamorphs, Daldinia and Hypoxylon spp. and Nodulisporium, are known wood-decay species. Some are observed to fruit extensively on very recently dead fallen logs, or form extensive primary decay columns or strip cankers (e.g., by Eutypa spinosa in European beech) very rapidly following host tree stress, particularly after drought (Hendry et al. 1998). Observation of such rapid and massive decay column formation has identified the role of endophytic morphs or latent invaders, distributed as somatically compatible or clonal latent propagules, dispersed within functional sapwood of standing trees. Such propagules may then be rapidly activated due to host stress such as declining wood water content and the growing spatial domains of individual genets may then converge and merge, thereby securing early and spatially extensive infection...

White Rot Fungi

Source of carbon and energy by white rot fungi. Degradation of lignin enables them to gain access to cellulose and hemicellulose, which serve as their actual carbon and energy source. White rot fungi predominantly degrade wood from deciduous trees (angiosperms), containing hardwood. In a survey of 65 central European wood-decaying basidiomy-cetes four were reported to only attack coniferous wood, 34 attacked angiosperms exclusively, and 27 attacked both (Rypacek 1977).


The objective of pulping is to extract cellulose fibers from plant material, generally hard or soft wood trees. Mechanical and chemical pulping are usually employed for this process. However, a biological approach involving white rot fungi could replace environmentally unfriendly chemicals (e.g., chlorine) save on mechanical pulping energy costs and improve the quality of pulp and the properties of paper (Breen and Singleton 1999). The ligninolytic enzymes of white rot fungi selectively remove or alter lignin and allow cellulose fibers to be obtained. Recent data suggest that biopulping has the potential to be an environmentally and economically feasible alternative to current pulping methods (Akhtar et al. 2000 Scott et al. 1998).

Woodwardia fimbriata

Description This fern grows from a stout and ascending rhizome as a stately clump with tall arching fronds to 4 ft. (1.2 m) at the northern end of its range and closer to 8 ft. (2.4) in the mild temperatures of California's redwood forests. The greenish stipe is about one-third the length of the frond. The coarse dark green pinnate-pinnatifid blade is lanceolate and tapers slightly at the base. The pinnae with fine hairlike teeth are alternate and pointed. The chains of sori covered with a vegetative flap are parallel to the midvein and prominently visible on the upper surface of the frond. Note that the new growth is not red-toned nor does the frond sport a bulbil. range and habitat The giant chain fern is a coastal species located in moist coniferous woodlands from a few rare stations in British Columbia down through Southern California. It is especially common and impressive in the redwood forests of California.

Harts tongue ferns

Worldwide the distribution is extensive and includes Europe, Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, and North America. Universally these ferns are primarily associated with limestone rocks and substrates. The rare North American native, Phyllitis scolopendrium var. americana, grows almost exclusively in shaded quarries and limestone-rich habitats frequently in hardwood forests. Alert visitors to Europe and Britain will find their native species, and an occasional variation, in mortared rubble on antiquities, faces of buildings, and in chinks on roadside walls (and can amuse the locals by taking close-up photographs of their flora ). Garden specimens do acclimate in circumneutral soil as well but appreciate an amendment of ground oyster or eggshells, concrete pebbles, limestone chips, or other additives that offer a steady and slow release of lime. Powdered supplements of dolomite or lawn sweeteners are not recommended. However, fellow enthusiasts give an endorsement to pelleted...


Huperzia lucidula (shining), synonym Lycopodium lucidu-lum, is a glistening green creeper that roots from underground rhizomes in Zones 2 to 6. The 3 s-in. (9-mm) leaves are toothed and on 6-in. (15-cm) shoots that have winter growth constrictions. With age the shoots become brown and decumbent. Gemmae are tucked in the ultimate whorl of the current year's leaves. This species grows in rich soil in damp coniferous and hardwood forests from upper midwestern North America to the East Coast.


Smoke may be generated using a variety of fuels including cord wood, corn cobs, wood shavings, or sawdust or may be applied in the form of liquid smoke. Hardwoods such as oak and hickory are commonly used to generate smoke because of their low resin content. Although softwoods can be used, they can produce a strong, bitter flavor.

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