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    Author(s): Timothy J. Veverica; Evan S. Kane; Eric S. Kasischke
    Date: 2012
    Source: Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 92(5): 799-802.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Organic layer consumption during forest fires is hard to quantify. These data suggest that the adventitious root methods developed for reconstructing organic layer depths following wildfires in boreal black spruce forests can also be applied to mixed tamarack forests growing in temperate regions with glacially transported soils.

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    Veverica, Timothy J.; Kane, Evan S.; Kasischke, Eric S. 2012. Tamarack and black spruce adventitious root patterns are similar in their ability to estimate organic layer depths in northern temperate forests. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 92(5): 799-802.

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    Adventitious roots, fire, peat, black spruce, tamarack, larch, organic soil

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