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Crown physiology and growth of sapling longleaf pine after fireAuthor(s): Mary Anne Sword Sayer; Eric A. Kuehler
Source: In: Kush JS, comp. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 8. Proc. of the Fifth Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference; 2004 October 12-15; Hattiesburg, MS; Auburn, AL: Auburn University. p 112-115.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionFire affects foliage and thus, whole-crown C fixation potential. When repeated throughout a rotation, therefore, fire has a potential impact on stemwood growth and C allocation among the foliage, stem and roots. Depending on frequency and intensity, prescribed fire causes foliage damage that may lead to a long-term reduction in stand growth. Past research, however, is inconclusive regarding the effect of repeated prescribed fire on tree growth (Boyer 1987, Waldrop et al. 1987, Brockway and Lewis 1997).
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CitationSword Sayer, Mary Anne; Kuehler, Eric A. 2005. Crown physiology and growth of sapling longleaf pine after fire. In: Kush JS, comp. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 8. Proc. of the Fifth Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference; 2004 October 12-15; Hattiesburg, MS; Auburn, AL: Auburn University. p 112-115.
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