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The mixed oak-pine ecosystems in the southern Appalachians are in decline because of a combination of drought and southern pine-beetle infestation. A commonly applied prescription for restoration of these degraded sites has been to fell all vegetation, allow it to dry, and conduct a site-…
Author(s): Jennifer D. Knoepp, James M. Vose, Wayne T. Swank
Keywords: Prescribed burn, nitrogen, nutrient availability, forest soil chemistry, mixed oak-pine
Source: Forest Science 50(4):540-550.
Year: 2004