Fire fuels in Red Pine plantations

  • LaMois L
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Abstract

Grass and herbaceous cover and needle and branch litter were sampled in the Lake States in 75 Red Pine plantations of different spacing, age and site quality. Good sites and close spacing both promote the rapid build-up of litter and dead branches as fuel, but they also bring about early crown closure, which suppresses fire danger from grass fuels. The approximate relationship of fuel weights to age, spacing and growth rate of plantations is shown graphically. KEYWORDS: Fire danger fuels \ Fire danger meteorological factors \ Pinus resinosa fire danger \ protection \ forests

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  • (Discontinued March 2000)
  • America
  • Developed Countries
  • FF100Plant Production
  • JJ500Soil Surveys and Land Evaluation
  • KK100Forests and Forest Trees (Biology and Ecology
  • KK110Silviculture and Forest Management
  • KK120Forest Mensuration and Management
  • KK130Forest Fires
  • Lake States of USA
  • North America
  • North Central States of USA
  • OECD Countries
  • PP500Meteorology and Climate
  • Pinaceae
  • Pinopsida
  • Pinus
  • Pinus resinosa
  • Spermatophyta
  • USA
  • branches
  • eukaryotes
  • fire danger
  • fires
  • forests
  • fuels
  • growth rate
  • gymnosperms
  • meteorological factors
  • meteorology
  • pines
  • plant density
  • plantations
  • plants
  • site class assessment
  • spacing

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