Forest Fire Damage Studies in the Northeast - III. Relation Between Fire Injury and Fungal Infection
Authors: Stickel, Paul W.; Marco, Herbert F.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 34, Number 4, 1 April 1936 , pp. 420-423(4)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Observations on burned-over areas show that in northeastern forests between 28 and 45 per cent of fire-scarred live trees become infected with fungi, causing decay of the sapwood, within three years after burning. In northeastern hardwood stands, where merchantable values are so largely confined to butt logs, the presence of decay at the base is especially serious. The rapidity with which these sapwood rots infect the damaged live trees after fire indicates the necessity for early salvage cuttings if deterioration of such trees is to be prevented.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Senior forest pathologist, Bureau of Plant Industry, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, U. S. Forest Service
Publication date: April 1, 1936
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