Accession Number : ADA192377

Title :   Environmental Impact Research Program. Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.): Section 7.5.5, US Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY NORRIS DIV OF LAND AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES

Personal Author(s) : Fields, Ronald J ; Mitchell, Wilma A

PDF Url : ADA192377

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A plant materials report on bush honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) is provided as Section 7.5.5 of the US Army Corps of Engineers WIldlife Resources Management Manual; species discussed are the Amur (L. maackii) and Tatarian (L. tatarica) honeysuckles. The report was prepared as a guide to assist the Corps District or project biologist with the selection, cultivation, and management of suitable plant materials for wildlife and habitat development programs. Topics covered include description, distribution, habitat requirements, wildlife value, establishment, maintenance, and cautions and limitations. Amur and Tatarian honeysuckles are introduced shrub species adapted primarily to the northeastern and north-central United States. These species, originally cultivated as ornamentals for landscaping purposes, ar also planted for wildlife food and cover. The distinguishing characteristics and distribution within the United States are described for each species. Habitat requirements are given, and differences in soil adaptations and cold tolerances are pointed out. The value of planting Amur and Tatarian honeysuckles together is discussed, and the major wildlife species known to use them for food and cover are listed. Guidelines for establishment include specifications for site selection, plot design, propagule selection, and planting methods. Maintenance requirements and management cautions are also noted.

Descriptors :   *HABITATS, *SHRUBS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *HORTICULTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, FOOD, LOW TEMPERATURE, MAINTENANCE, PLOTTING, REQUIREMENTS, SITE SELECTION, TOLERANCE, UNITED STATES, WILDLIFE, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AGRONOMY, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE