Survival and growth of Northern Red Oak seedlings following a prescribed burn

  • Johnson P
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Abstract

Prescribed burning was done in a 102-year-old stand of Quercus rubra in Wisconsin with ca. 7000 1-year-old seedlings per acre. One year after the fire, the survival of seedlings on burn plots was 42% compared with 93% on unburnt plots. Mortality was related to temperature near the root-collar. New shoots developed from the root-collar of most seedlings that survived the fire.

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  • Fagaceae
  • Fagales
  • KK110Silviculture and Forest Management
  • KK130Forest Fires
  • NATURAL REGENERATION
  • Quercus
  • Quercus rubra
  • Spermatophyta
  • angiosperms
  • broadleaves
  • controlled burning
  • dicotyledons
  • effects
  • eukaryotes
  • fire
  • plants
  • trees
  • woody plants

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