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Survival and sprouting responses of Chihuahua Pine after the Rodeo-Chediski Fire on the Mogollon Rim, ArizonaAuthor(s): Kenneth H. Baumgartner; Peter Z. Fule
Source: Western North American Naturalist. 67(1): 51-56.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionChihuahua pines (Pinus leiophylla Schiede and Deppe var. chihuahuana Engelmann) were surveyed on 11 study plots on the Mogollon Rim in east central Arizona to compare characteristics of trees that sprouted from the base or root collar after the Rodeo-Chediski fire with those of trees that did not sprout. The differences in trees killed and top-killed by the fire versus those that survived were also assessed. Trees that sprouted were significantly smaller in height and diameter at breast height; they also experienced lower fire intensities than trees that did not sprout. Smaller trees had higher incidences of mortality than larger trees. These results indicate that, even though Chihuahua pine has fire resiliency, sprouting rates after fire are related to size of trees, age of trees, and burn intensity. Since Chihuahua pine is a rare species in the area studied, its ability to recover from and tolerate fire could prove advantageous for sustainability.
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CitationBaumgartner, Kenneth H.; Fule, Peter Z. 2007. Survival and sprouting responses of Chihuahua Pine after the Rodeo-Chediski Fire on the Mogollon Rim, Arizona. Western North American Naturalist. 67(1): 51-56.
KeywordsChihuahua pine, sprouting, vegetative reproduction, fire resilience, fire resistance, fire ecology, regeneration, pine
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