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Condition of live fire-scarred ponderosa pine 21 years after removing partial cross-sections

Projects Posted on: July 25, 2016
Over the past 20 years, we have been monitoring mortality rates for ponderosa pine trees in the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon since we removed a fire-scarred partial cross-section from them. We suggest that sampling live, fire-scarred ponderosa pine trees remains an important and generally non-lethal method of obtaining information about historical fires that can supplement the information obtained from dead fire-scarred trees.