Comparison of a low-tech vs. a high-tech method to evaluate surface fire temperatures
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Daniel A. Yaussy; Joanne X. Rebbeck; Louis R. Iverson; Todd F. Hutchinson; Robert P. Long
Editor(s): Jerry W. Van Sambeek; Jeffrey O. Dawson; Felix Ponder Jr.; Edward F. Loewenstein; James S. Fralish
Publication Year: 2003

Cataloging Information

  • FFS - Fire and Fire Surrogate Study
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire sensitive plants
  • fire temperature
  • forest management
  • hardwood forest
  • management plan
  • oak
  • Ohio
  • Quercus spp.
  • seedlings
  • state forests
  • statistical analysis
  • temperature
  • thinning
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 1275
Tall Timbers Record Number: 17742
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:NC-234
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Prescribed surface fires were conducted in late March-early April 2001, at the Raccoon Ecological Management Area (two ~20 ha areas), and the Tar Hollow (~40 ha) and Zaleski (~40 ha) State Forests in thinned and unthinned mixed-oak forests of southeastern Ohio. Fires are being investigated as a silvicultural tool to aid in regenerating oaks, by removing understory saplings of fire-sensitive species (primarily maples). Previous research has shown that maximum fire temperature is a good variable in evaluating effects and achieving the desired level of topkill.

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Yaussy, Daniel A.; Rebbeck, Joanne; Iverson, Louis R.; Hutchinson, Todd F.; and Long, Robert P. 2003. Comparison of a low-tech vs. a high-tech method to evaluate surface fire temperatures. In: Van Sambeek, Jerry W.; Dawson, Jeffrey O.; Ponder, Felix Jr.; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S. (eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference, April 1-3, 2002, Urbana, IL. General Technical Report NC-GTR-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. p. 295.