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A Shelterwood-Burn Technique for Regenerating Productive Upland Oak Sites in the Piedmont RegionAuthor(s): Patrick H. Brose; David H. van Lear; Patrick D. Keyser
Source: South. J. Appl. 16(3):158-163
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionRegenerating oak stands on productive uplandsires is widely recognized byforesters as a major problem in hardwood management. Recent research indicates that oak regeneration is more resistant to surface fires than its primary competitors on these sites if burning occurs 3 to 5 yr after a partial overstory harvest. This combination of cutting followed by fire (shelterwood-burn technique) mimics natural disturbances that have occurred in eastern North America for millennia and appears to be a viable approach to regenerating oaks on productive upland sites. This paper presents silvicultural guidelines for applying rhe shelterwood-burn technique on producrive upland sites anddiscusses its benefits for private landowners and resource professionals.
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CitationBrose, Patrick H.; van Lear, David H.; Keyser, Patrick D. 1999. A Shelterwood-Burn Technique for Regenerating Productive Upland Oak Sites in the Piedmont Region. South. J. Appl. 16(3):158-163
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