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SPECIES: Sorbus sitchensis | Sitka Mountain-Ash
WOOD PRODUCTS VALUE : Sitka mountain-ash has light-weight, fine-textured wood [39]. It has no commercial value [17]. 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 [14]. Roosevelt elk also utilize Sitka mountain-ash in the summer months [19]. Black bear and grizzly bear eat the berries, leaves, and stems [21,27]. PALATABILITY : Sitka mountain-ash provides fair browse for sheep and fair to poor browse for cattle [38]. NUTRITIONAL VALUE : NO-ENTRY COVER VALUE : NO-ENTRY VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES : Sitka mountain-ash has been used for streambank rehabilitation in Oregon and Washington [25]. 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 [28]. Sitka mountain-ash may produce allelopathic substances that inhibit Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) seedlings [30].

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