Changing stand density and composition with prescribed fire
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): James M. Saveland; Leon F. Neuenschwander
Editor(s): Wyman C. Schmidt
Publication Year: 1988

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • Larix occidentalis
  • pine forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • thinning
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Record Last Modified: November 28, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 33243
Tall Timbers Record Number: 7381
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:INT-243
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In many cases, fire is not an effective thinning tool. However, under certain conditions, stand density and composition can be manipulated by the prescribed use of fire. The factors that determine tree survival are reviewed along with how to effect changes in the fire situation to meet thinning objectives.

Saveland, J. M., and L. F. Neuenschwander. 1988. Changing stand density and composition with prescribed fire, in Schmidt, W. C., Proceedings--Future Forests of the Mountain West: a stand culture symposium. Missoula, MT. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station,Ogden, UT. p. 330-331,General Technical Report INT-243.