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    Author(s): Stephen F. Arno; Kathy M. Sneck
    Date: 1977
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-42. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 28 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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    Description

    Describes a method for determining historic fire frequency, intensity, and size from cross sections collected from fire-scarred trees and tree age classes determined through increment borings. Tells how to interpret the influence of fire in stand composition and structure and how to identify effects of modern fire suppression.

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    Citation

    Arno, Stephen F.; Sneck, Kathy M. 1977. A method for determining fire history in coniferous forests in the Mountain West. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-42. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 28 p.

    Keywords

    fire ecology, fire history, forest ecology, forest fire

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