Wildlife, Animals, and Plants
VALUE AND USE
SPECIES: Sorbus sitchensis | Sitka Mountain-Ash
WOOD PRODUCTS VALUE :
Sitka mountain-ash has light-weight, fine-textured wood . It has
no commercial value .
IMPORTANCE TO LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE :
Sitka mountain-ash berries remain on the trees until late winter, making
them available as winter forage. They are important in the diet of many
upland gamebirds, songbirds, and small mammals [14,26]. The twigs
supply browse for deer and moose . Roosevelt elk also utilize Sitka
mountain-ash in the summer months . Black bear and grizzly bear eat
the berries, leaves, and stems [21,27].
Sitka mountain-ash provides fair browse for sheep and fair to poor
browse for cattle .
NUTRITIONAL VALUE :
COVER VALUE :
VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES :
Sitka mountain-ash has been used for streambank rehabilitation in
Oregon and Washington .
OTHER USES AND VALUES :
Sitka mountain-ash is cultivated as an ornamental [17,26,39].
MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS :
Foliar glycophosphate and broadcast 2,4-D applications caused severe
injury to Sitka mountain-ash in field experiments .
Sitka mountain-ash may produce allelopathic substances that inhibit
Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) seedlings .
Related categories for Species: Sorbus sitchensis
| Sitka Mountain-Ash