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Fire scars and tree vigor following prescribed fires in Missouri Ozark upland forestsAuthor(s): Aaron P. Stevenson; Rose-Marie Muzika; Richard P. Guyette
Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 525-534.
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DescriptionThe goal of our project was to examine basal fire scars caused by prescribed fires and tree vigor in upland forests of the Missouri Ozarks. Fire scar data were collected in 100 plots from black oak (Quercus velutina Lam.), scarlet oak (Q. coccinea Muench.), Shumard oak (Q. shumardii Buckl.), post oak (Q. stellata Wangenh.), white oak (Q. alba L.), hickories (Carya spp. Nutt.), and shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.). Crown dimensions were measured in 99 plots for scarlet oak and black oak, and crown dimensions were converted to crown and tree vigor index values. Fire scar data for scarlet oak and Shumard oak were grouped into a red oak species group because of similar bark characteristics (i.e., fire tolerance) between the two species and a small sample size for Shumard oak.
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CitationStevenson, Aaron P.; Muzika, Rose-Marie; Guyette, Richard P. 2008. Fire scars and tree vigor following prescribed fires in Missouri Ozark upland forests. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 525-534.
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