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Title: Fact Sheet: Dead Wood Plays Important Roles in Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Recovery After Wildfire

Author: * Huffman, D.W.

Subject: Pinyon-Juniper

Abstract: Stand-replacing crown fires appear to be consistent with historical patterns of natural disturbance in some pinyon-juniper woodlands of the American Southwest, Colorado Plateau, and Great Basin. These moderate- to high-severity fires result in the death of most or all trees across areas that range from small groups of a few trees to hundreds of acres. In some forest eco-systems, logs remaining after fire are known to reduce soil movement and increase retention of soil nitrogen. In studies of pinyon-juniper management, woody material created by tree thinning has been shown to enhance plant establishment and affect soil moisture and chemistry...

Date: 2010

Type: Fact Sheet

Source: Ecological Restoration Institute Fact Sheet

Identifier: 2p.

Publisher: Ecological Research Institute

Format: PDF

Language: English