Fire history and the establishment of oaks an maples in second-growth forests
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Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 38: 1184-1198.
We used dendrochronology to examine the influence of past fires on oak and maple establishment. Six study units were located in southern Ohio, where organized fire control began in 1923. After stand thinning in 2000, we collected basal cross sections from cut stumps of oak (n = 137) and maple (n = 204). The fire history of each unit was developed from the oaks, and both oak and maple establishment were examined in relation to fire history.
Hutchinson, Todd F.; Long, Robert P.; Ford, Robert D.; Sutherland, Elaine Kennedy 2008. Fire history and the establishment of oaks an maples in second-growth forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 38: 1184-1198.