Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): James D. Haywood; Mary Anne Sword; Finis L. Harris
    Date: 2004
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 65-67
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: View PDF  (97 KB)

    Description

    Frequent growing-season burning is essential for restoring longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) plant communities to open parklike landscapes. However, fire can be a destructive force, reducing productivity and causing mortality among overstory longleaf pine trees. On two central Louisiana sites, severe crown scorch reduced longleaf pine diameter growth by 22 percent during five growing seasons after prescribed burning. Crown scorch also reduced root sucrose and starch concentrations, total and live fine-root-mass density, and the initiation of secondary root development. Despite these results, restoring and maintaining historic plant communities as habitat for endangered species is worth a moderate reduction in growth and some root injury among overstory longleaf pine trees.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Haywood, James D.; Sword, Mary Anne; Harris, Finis L. 2004. Fire Monitoring: Effects of Scorch in Louisiana''s Pine Forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 65-67

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/6607