Category: General Publications
Title: Working Paper 24: Protecting Old Trees from Prescribed Burning
Author: * Egan, D.
Subject: Old-growth, Prescribed burns, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Fire history, Grand Canyon, Fire scars
Abstract: Although now relatively rare due to high-grade logging throughout the Intermountain West, old trees and old-growth stands still exist in the region's frequent-fire forested landscapes (SREP 2000, Kaufmann and others 2007). These old trees and old-growth stands help sustain the ponderosa pine ecosystem in terms of structure, processes, composition, and food-chain interactions—at a variety of scales. Older trees are also important because they have survived centuries of environmental and biotic fluctuations, and their seeds and pollen may make critical contributions to genetic diversity (Kolanoski 2002, NCSSF 2008).
Type: Working Papers
Source: ERI Working Paper
Publisher: NAU Ecological Restoration Institute