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Working Paper 03: Protecting Old Trees from Prescribed Fire

Minard, A.E. (2002) Working Paper 03: Protecting Old Trees from Prescribed Fire. Working Paper. NAU Ecological Restoration Institute.


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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.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
ID number or DOI: 03
Keywords: ERI Library, working paper, Prescribed burns, Old-growth
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 01:23
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1317

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