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Title: Working Paper 03: Protecting Old Trees from Prescribed Fire

Author: Minard, A.E.

Subject: Prescribed burns, Old-growth

Abstract: Due to logging and other ecological changes, old trees have grown scarce in most southwestern ponderosa pine forests. Many of those that remain are under increased stress due to competition from overcrowded younger trees, as well as from fire and insects. One of the primary aims of forest restoration is to preserve old trees and to reduce competition around younger trees so that they grow large more quickly. This paper explores methods to avoid fire-caused mortality among the older leave trees during a restoration treatment.

Date: 2002

Type: Working Papers

Source: ERI Working Papers

Identifier: Vol. 3, 8p.

Publisher: NAU Ecological Restoration Institute, http://www.eri.nau.edu

Format: PDF

Language: English