The effects of prescribed burning on dwarf mistletoe in ponderosa pine
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): A. L. Koonce; L. F. Roth
Editor(s): R. E. Martin
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • Arceuthobium campylopodum
  • Arctostaphylos patula
  • backfires
  • bark
  • biomass
  • Ceanothus velutinus
  • competition
  • crown fires
  • crown scorch
  • dead fuels
  • diameter classes
  • distribution
  • fine fuels
  • fire adaptations
  • fire control
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • flame length
  • flammability
  • forest management
  • fuel loading
  • fuel moisture
  • ground cover
  • headfires
  • histories
  • litter
  • logging
  • mortality
  • old growth forests
  • Oregon
  • parasitic plants
  • pine forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • plant diseases
  • plant growth
  • Purshia tridentata
  • rate of spread
  • regeneration
  • scorch
  • season of fire
  • shrublands
  • site treatments
  • size classes
  • slash
  • surface fires
  • thinning
  • trees
  • understory vegetation
  • Washington
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 9256
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TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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'The present study was designed to examine relationships between dwarf mistletoe reduction and fire intensity following prescribed understory burns in released (Kelsey Butte) or shaded understory (Pringle Butte) stands of ponderosa pine with different stand histories. Working with Dr. Martin of the Silviculture Laboratory, we hypothesized that (1) dwarf mistletoe could be reduced by killing infected understory trees and scorch pruning infected branches from crop trees, and (2) that dwarf mistletoe infected stands have distinctive burning characteristics.'

Koonce, A. L., and L. F. Roth. 1980. The effects of prescribed burning on dwarf mistletoe in ponderosa pine, in RE Martin ed., Proceedings Sixth Conference on Fire and Forest Metreorology, April 22-24, 1980, Seattle, WA. Washington, D.C., [Society of American Foresters], p. 197-203.