Forest Fire Damage Studies in the Northeast--II. First-Year Mortality in Burned-Over Oak Stands
Where outright destruction does not occur, estimates of damage done to standing timber by fire are usually inaccurate. One of the principal reasons for this inaccuracy is that no account is taken of the subsequent mortality among the fire-injured trees. The data herewith presented show that in two northern oak stands the mortality the first year after burning amounted to 27 and 47 per cent of the number of trees, with smaller trees suffering relatively more severely than the larger ones. Furthermore, the data indicate that at least one growing season must elapse before mortality of injured trees can be ascertained.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, U. S. Forest Service
Publication date: 1935-06-01
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