Effect of prescribed burning on height growth of longleaf pine
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): P. C. Wakeley; H. H. Muntz
Publication Year: 1947

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • longleaf pine
  • Louisiana
  • national forests
  • pine forests
  • Pinus palustris
  • plant diseases
  • plant growth
  • plantations
  • Scirrhia acicola
  • seedlings
  • trees
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 32749
Tall Timbers Record Number: 6853
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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A 40-acre longleaf pine plantation in central Louisiana established in 1935 was prescribe-burned January 1938, at which time brown-spot infection averaged 37 percent needle kill. It was burned a second time in February 1941. In July 1946, survival was the same as on a nearby unburned 60-acre plantation, but height growth on the burned platation was far superior. In the burned plantation, 64 percent of the living trees were above 4 1/2 feet in height as compared with 22 percent on the unburned. Much of the superior growth seems due to brown spot control by fire. © Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Wakeley, P. C., and H. H. Muntz. 1947. Effect of prescribed burning on height growth of longleaf pine. Journal of Forestry, v. 45, p. 503-508.