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Title: Effects of prescribed fire in a central Appalachian oak-hickory stand
Author: Wendel, G.W.; Smith, H. Clay; Smith, H. Clay
Source: NE-RP-594. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
Description: A prescribed fire in a central Appalachian mixed hardwood stand caused considerable damage to the butt logs of many overstory trees. Although there were increases in the abundance and distribution of several species of hardwoods, advanced red and chestnut oaks were poorly distributed 5-years after burning. An abundance of striped maple and other shrubs in the understory poses a threat to the development of desirable tree species. More research is needed on timing of fire in relation to oak seed crops and on reducing competition before fire can be recommended as a regeneration tool in central Appalachian hardwood stands.
Keywords: prescribed fire, oaks, regeneration
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Wendel, G.W.; Smith, H. Clay 1986. Effects of prescribed fire in a central Appalachian oak-hickory stand. NE-RP-594. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
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