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    Author(s): Alan S. White
    Date: 1986
    Source: Research Paper NC-266. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Low intensity, spring prescribed burns have been used since 1964 at the Cedar Creek Natural History Area in Minnesota in an attempt to restore the area to an oak savanna. Burned areas are now more savanna like (having greater grass and forb and lower shrub and lower tree representation) than unburned areas but still have higher overstory densities than apparently existed in presettlement times. No particular burning frequency could be distinguished as best for savanna restoration. Results indicated a possible interaction between fire effects and pretreatment and stand structure and composition.

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    Citation

    White, Alan S. 1986. Prescribed burning for oak savanna restoration in central Minnesota. Research Paper NC-266. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

    Keywords

    fire ecology, fire effects, prescribed burning, oak, savanna

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