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Survival of northern red oak acorns after fall burningAuthor(s): L.R. Auchmoody; H. Clay Smith; H. Clay Smith
Source: Res. Pap. NE-678. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSurvival of recently fallen northern red oak acorns after exposure to a cool fall burn was evaluated in northwestern Pennsylvania. Although no acorns were consumed by the fire, some were charred. Between 40 and 49 percent of the acorns in the litter were destroyed. The fire was not hot enough to kill Curculio larvae within the acorns. Burned acorns infested with Curculio that survived the fire had 20 percent lower germination rates than unburned acorns.
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CitationAuchmoody, L.R.; Smith, H. Clay. 1993. Survival of northern red oak acorns after fall burning. Res. Pap. NE-678. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
KeywordsFire, northern red oak, acorn damage, Curculio
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