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Effect of Single Fires on the Diameter Growth of Shortleaf Pine in the Southern Appalachians

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Abstract:

The effect of fire on tree growth has long been a subject of interest to foresters and others. Studies on the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, North Carolina, in an old-field stand of shortleaf pine and in an uneven-aged pine-oak mixture, burned respectively in 1925 and 1930, do not indicate that single fires reduced the growth on the burned areas as compared with that on adjacent unburned areas.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: In Charge Forest-Fire Research, Appalachian Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N. C.

Publication date: August 1, 1943

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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