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Fire and Decay Injury in the Southern Bottomland Hardwoods

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The author made a study of decay in fire-scarred bottomland hardwoods in Louisiana, examining merchantable-sized and immature timber of various hardwood species. He found that a great proportion of the mature trees had been severely damaged by decay which found entrance through basal fire wounds and that the immature timber seemed to have suffered even more severely. It is estimated that from 90 to 95 per cent of the decay in the merchantable southern bottomland hardwood stands has resulted from fire.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Field Assistant, Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, La.

Publication date: January 1, 1933

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