Category: General Publications
Title: Effects of Wildlife on Timber and Forage Production in Arizona
Author: Pearson, H.A. , Davis, J.R., Schubert, G.H.
Subject: Wildfire, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Fire effects
Abstract: A severe May wildfire decimated an unthinned ponderosa pine stand in northern Arizona, while an adjacent thinned stand was relatively undamaged. Radial growth increased on burned trees where crown kill was less than 60(percent) and decreased when crown kill was more than 60(percent). Burning initially stimulated growth of herbaceous vegetation in both stands. Herbage nutrient value was temporarily enhanced due to burning. Artificially seeded areas produced most herbage 2 years after burning.
Source: Journal of Range Management
Publisher: Society of American Foresters