Lesson Overview: Students learn how to use increment cores from trees to discover the history of stand-replacing fire in a forest. They use what they have learned in both this activity and the previous one to depict how fire history influences the composition and structure of forest over a landscape.
Lesson Goals: Understand how to discover the history of stand-replacing disturbances in a forest. Understand that many forests have a history of both low-severity and stand replacing fire. Be able to depict a forest based on a description of its fire history.
- Students can depict the structure andappearance of forest on a landscape that has experienced both low-severity and stand-replacing fire.