Crown physiology and growth of sapling longleaf pine after fire

  • Author(s): Sword Sayer, Mary Anne; Kuehler, Eric A.
  • Date: 2005
  • Source: In: Kush JS, comp. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 8. Proc. of the Fifth Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference; 2004 October 12-15; Hattiesburg, MS; Auburn, AL: Auburn University. p 112-115.

Abstract

Fire affects foliage and thus, whole-crown C fixation potential. When repeated throughout a rotation, therefore, fire has a potential impact on stemwood growth and C allocation among the foliage, stem and roots. Depending on frequency and intensity, prescribed fire causes foliage damage that may lead to a long-term reduction in stand growth. Past research, however, is inconclusive regarding the effect of repeated prescribed fire on tree growth (Boyer 1987, Waldrop et al. 1987, Brockway and Lewis 1997).

  • Citation: Sword Sayer, Mary Anne; Kuehler, Eric A. 2005. Crown physiology and growth of sapling longleaf pine after fire. In: Kush JS, comp. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 8. Proc. of the Fifth Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference; 2004 October 12-15; Hattiesburg, MS; Auburn, AL: Auburn University. p 112-115.

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