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Perennial grasses reduce woody plant seedlings...on mixed conifer fuel-breakAuthor(s): Harry E. Schimke Lisle R. Green Danny Heavilin
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-203. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionAfter initial clearing, parts of a fuelbreak on the Stanislaus Nationd Forest, central California, were planted to perennial grasses; other parts were not. After 5 years, a comparison between adjacent seeded sand unseeded strips shows that the perernnials had reduced the number of woody plant seedlings by a factor of 8, height of seedlings by 50 percent, and amount of mnud plant gound cover by 33 percent. Without perennial grass, the site would be reoccupied by woody plants in a very few years.
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CitationHarry E. Schimke Lisle R. Green Danny Heavilin 1970. Perennial grasses reduce woody plant seedlings...on mixed conifer fuel-break. Res. Note PSW-RN-203. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Keywordsfuel-break cover, perennial gass, woody plant cover, seedlhg repression, Stanislaus National Forest
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