fire on shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata ) - 4800022

fire

Host: shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata P. Mill.)
Descriptor: Prescribed Fire
Description: Site preparation for natural regeneration of shortleaf pine - hardwood mixture is accomplished by chainsaw felling of residual hardwoods immediately after full leaf expansion in the spring followed by a hot broadcast burn in late summer. This sequence of treatments reduces sprouting vigor of hardwoods without the use of herbicides. New hardwood sprouts originate lower on the root stocks providing better quality regeneration, reducing the liklihood of stem decay. Some hardwood sprouts have resprouted after the burn.
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Name: Robert F. Wittwer
Organization: Oklahoma State University
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Monday, January 01, 1990
Image Information last updated on Thursday, March 29, 2001