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Pacific Northwest Oak Communities [Brochure]Author(s): Yasmeen Sands; Connie Harrington
Source: Brochure. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.
Publication Series: Brochures
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionFor hundreds of years, oaks thrived in many parts of the Pacific Northwest’s lowlands, growing in a variety of conditions and as part of several ecological communities—from dry rock outcrops and wetlands, to prairie edges, grassy savannas, and woodlands. Periodic fires in the region, especially those set by Native Americans, limited the growth of conifers in some places and favored the fire-tolerant oaks.
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CitationSands, Yasmeen. 2008. Pacific Northwest Oak Communities [Brochure]. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.
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