Skip to Main Content
Effects of Vegetation Management With Prescribed Fire on Soil Physical Properties in a Young Longleaf Pine StandAuthor(s): W.B. Patterson; M.A. Sword-Sayer; J.D. Haywood; S. Brooker
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 74-78
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (137 KB)
DescriptionThe intensity and frequency of prescribed fire affects soil properties that control its quality. This project evaluates how six vegetation management treatments, four of which include biennial prescribed fire, affect the soil physical properties in two stands of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) located on the Kisatchie National Forest, Rapides Parish, LA. The A, Bt1, and Bt2 horizons were evaluated 1 year after the initial prescribed burn. Differences in soil properties between the two stands were apparent in all three horizons. The application of treatments that included the chemical control of woody competition resulted in higher bulk density and lower total porosity of the Bt1 horizon. As long-term biennial prescribed fire continues to remove litter and control woody competition, bulk density and total porosity may respond similarly.
- You may send email to email@example.com 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.
CitationPatterson, W.B.; Sword-Sayer, M.A.; Haywood, J.D.; Brooker, S. 2004. Effects of Vegetation Management With Prescribed Fire on Soil Physical Properties in a Young Longleaf Pine Stand. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 74-78
- Soil physical property response to prescribed fire in two young longleaf pine stands on the Western Gulf Coastal Plain
- Surface soil root distribution and possible interaction with site factors in a young longleaf pine stand
- Restoring fire-adapted forested ecosystemsresearch in longleaf pine on the Kisatchie National Forest.
XML: View XML