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Growing season burns for control of hardwoods in longleaf pine standsAuthor(s): William D. Boyer
Source: Res. Pap. SO-256. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionSummer fires in existing longleaf pine stands carry undue risk of pine mortality. One summer fire caused as much mortality among pines in the l- through 4-inch d.b.h. classes as two successive summer fires among hardwoods of the same size. Mortality among mature pines was also excessive. Hardwood top-kill following a spring fire seemed affected more by fire intensity than by timing of the fire.
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CitationBoyer, William D. 1990. Growing season burns for control of hardwoods in longleaf pine stands. Res. Pap. SO-256. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
KeywordsHardwood control, Pinus palustris Mill., prescribed fire.
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