The influence of fire in coast redwood forests
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Stephen D. Veirs Jr.
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • coast redwood
  • Douglas-fir
  • fire intensity
  • fire return interval
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • Sequoia sempervirens
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In its northern range redwood vegetation is influenced by fires of differing intensity. Relatively hot fires appear essential for the establishment of Douglas-fir (Psuedotsuga menziesii) trees as discrete age classes. Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and several lesser associates are successful with or wit out fires. The effects of two fires are described.

Viers, Stephen D., Jr. 1980. The influence of fire in coast redwood forests. Pages 93-95 in: Stokes, Marvin A.; Dieterich, John H. (editors), Proceedings of the Fire History Workshop: October 20-24, 1980, Tucson, Arizona. General Technical Report RM-GTR-81. Ft. Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 142 p.