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Birch forest images

This is what the birch forest looks like during and after an outbreak by defoliating moth. Less severe outbreaks cause defoliation and perhaps some growth reduction, while persistent outbreaks can cause forest death over large areas.


O. brumata outbreak


O. brumata outbreak


O. brumata outbreak


O. brumata outbreak


O. brumata outbreak


O. brumata outbreak


Budburst

Budburst

Budburst

Budburst

Defoliation

Defoliation


Dead forest


Dead forest

Dead forest

Mid summer

Mid summer

Mid summer

Mid summer

Mid summer

Mid summer


Green understory


Green understory


Green understory


Green understory


Green understory


Green understory


Defoliation

Defoliation

Defoliation

Defoliation

Defoliated dwarfshrub

Defoliated dwarfshrub

 

All images are courtesy of the staff and students of the birch moth project. Please use and distribute only with appropriate reference to www.birchmoth.com

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