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    In the past decade, the use of prescribed fire in the mixed-oak forests of the eastern United States has markedly increased to help overcome the chronic lack of abundant, vigorous oak regeneration (Yaussy 2000). However, pre- scribed burns implemented under inappropriate circum- stances can result in failure to establish oak regeneration and/or loss of existing oak reproduction. To correctly use fire to promote regeneration of mixed-oak forests, stand developmental dynamics (Oliver and Larson 1990) and the oak regeneration process (Sander and others 1984) must be considered simultaneously.

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    Brose, Patrick. 2004. Fitting Fire into Oak Management. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-73. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 263

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