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Effects of site preparation on seedling, growth: a preliminary comparison of broadcast burning and pile burning.Author(s): Don Minore
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-452. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 11 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionSite preparation is often necessary to obtain adequate forest regeneration, but inappropriate treatment may reduce subsequent growth. Broadcast-burned and piled-and-burned plantations were studied in southwestern Oregon to determine if burning method affected the growth of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco var. menziesii). The measured and potential heights of 5-year-old seedlings were about equal where broadcast burning occurred, but measured heights were less than potential heights on most of the piled-and-burned plantations. Site quality probably is damaged by piling and burning.
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CitationMinore, Don. 1986. Effects of site preparation on seedling, growth: a preliminary comparison of broadcast burning and pile burning. Res. Note PNW-RN-452. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 11 p
KeywordsSite preparation, regeneration, seedling growth, plantations
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