Fire and sand pine
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Robert W. Cooper
Publication Year: 1973

Cataloging Information

  • blowup
  • crown fires
  • fire management
  • fire sensitive plants
  • fire suppression
  • Florida
  • forest management
  • mortality
  • Ocala National Forest
  • pine forests
  • Pinus clausa
  • regeneration
  • sand pine
  • trees
  • wildfires
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 19596
Tall Timbers Record Number: 2398
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:SE-2
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Although many acres of Ocala sand pine in northcentral Florida owe their existence to wildfires, the burning of standing trees is not an acceptable form of forest management. Most wildfires in this fuel type occur from February through June. Except during the spring, wildfires in stands of Ocala sand pine are easily controlled by plowed firelines, aerial tankers, suppression firing, and sand casters. Prescribed burning has not been effective in the management of sand pine except in the stands of the Choctawhatchee variety in west Florida.

Online Link(s):
Cooper, Robert W. 1973. Fire and sand pine. Pages 207-212. In: Sand Pine Symposium proceedings. General Technical Report SE-GTR-2. Asheville, N.C.: USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station.