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Published by Lake States Forest Experiment Station in St. Paul, Minn .
Written in English


  • Monochamus,
  • Boring insects,
  • Balsam fir,
  • Abies balsamea,
  • Diseases and pests

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Edition Notes

Statement[Louis F. Wilson]
SeriesTechnical notes / Lake States Forest Experiment Station -- no. 599, Technical notes (Lake States Forest Experiment Station (Saint Paul, Minn.)) -- no. 599.
ContributionsLake States Forest Experiment Station (Saint Paul, Minn.)
The Physical Object
Pagination2 unnumbered pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27276663M

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