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Effects of Crown Scorch on Survival and Diameter Growth of Slash Pines

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Slash pines (Pinus elliottii) planted 25 years earlier were prescribed burned during January 1982 under marginally severe burning conditions. Thirty percent of the trees, averaging 8 in. dbh and 60 ft in height, suffered total crown scorch but no consumption. Although all trees survived, growth loss in excess of 1-year's growth over the following two growing seasons was revealed from increment core analysis. Even slightly scorched trees showed a 15% loss of radial growth during the same period, but the reasons for this are less evident. South. J. Appl. For. 11(4):180-184.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southern Forest Fire Laboratory, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Dry Branch, GA 31020

Publication date: 1987-11-01

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