Wildlife, Animals, and Plants
VALUE AND USE
SPECIES: Gaylussacia frondosa | Dangleberry
WOOD PRODUCTS VALUE :
IMPORTANCE TO LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE :
Dangleberry provides food, shelter, and cover for wildlife. Numerous
birds including sharp-tailed grouse, greater prairie chicken, bobwhite
quail, wild turkey, mourning dove, catbird, and scarlet tanager eat the
berries. Black bear, gray fox, raccoon, and fox squirrel also eat the
berries. White-tailed deer and cottontail rabbit browse stems lightly
NUTRITIONAL VALUE :
COVER VALUE :
VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES :
In Lehigh Gap, Pennsylvania, where soil is contaminated with heavy
metals from a nearby smelter, dangleberry cover and density are lower
than in uncontaminated areas .
OTHER USES AND VALUES :
Dangleberry fruits are edible .
MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS :
Ehrenfeld  determined shrub biomass and nitrogen concentrations of
dangleberry foliage from the New Jersey pine barrens. Dangleberry
produces small stems but abundant leaves, so it has low shrub biomass
but high net biomass production [7,8].
Regression equations for predicting dangleberry biomass which relate
stem diameter to dry weight are available .
Related categories for Species: Gaylussacia frondosa