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Category: Sociopolitical Research

Title: Burning Under Old-Growth Ponderosa Pines on Lava Soils

Author: * Fule, P.Z. , * Verkamp, G. , * Waltz, A.E.M. , * Covington, W.W.

Subject: Prescribed burns, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Soil

Abstract: Every year, fire managers successfully restore surface fires to ponderosa pine forests that have not burned for a century or more. Nevertheless, the power of fire can have unanticipated effects on stressed trees. In northern Arizona, an episode of unusual old-growth tree mortality, after two prescribed bums on shallow volcanic soils, provided managers with a learning opportunity and a lesson in caution.

Date: 2002

Type: Journal

Source: Fire Management Today

Identifier: 62(3):47-49

Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management,

Format: PDF

Language: English