Predicting prescribed fire effects on trees in the Interior West
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Kevin C. Ryan
Editor(s): Martin E. Alexander; Gordon F. Bisgrove
Publication Year: 1990

Cataloging Information

  • arthropods
  • Canada
  • carbon
  • crown fires
  • crowns
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • ignition
  • insects
  • moisture
  • mortality
  • plant diseases
  • plant growth
  • roots
  • sampling
  • seasonal activities
  • topography
  • trees
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Record Last Modified: May 29, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 35062
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9354
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN Doc
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Consistent success in prescribed underburning requires managers to specify acceptable levels of fire injury and to describe the fuels, weather, and fire behavior necessary to accomplish the objectives. Information is assembled to assist managers in this process. Relationships between fire behavior, tree morphology, and fire injury are discussed. Implications of fire injury on the survival and growth of trees are presented. Guidelines are presented for establishing acceptable levels of crown, bole, and root injury and for limiting injury to acceptable levels. Source: Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre. Abstract reproduced with permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 1999.

Online Link(s):
Ryan, K. C. 1990. Predicting prescribed fire effects on trees in the Interior West, in Alexander, M. E. and Bisgrove, G. F., The Art and Science of Fire Management: Proceedings of the First Interior West Fire Council Annual Meeting and Workshop. Kananaskis Village, Alberta, Canada. Forestry Canada, Northwest Region, Northern Forestry Centre,Edmonton, Alberta. p. 148-162,Information Report NOR-X-309.