The effect of fire on a hardwood plantation
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): C. Michaelis
Publication Year: 1948

Cataloging Information

  • Betula
  • Corylus
  • deciduous forests
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • Fraxinus
  • grasses
  • hardwood forests
  • hardwoods
  • plantations
  • Platanus
  • Populus
  • post fire recovery
  • potash
  • seedlings
  • soil nutrients
  • thinning
  • trees
  • understory vegetation
  • weeds
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38458
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13061
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text... 'Neglected plantations will never grow to good timber unless the ground is cleared and the trees are cut back--the best means to this end is by fire, which, whilst destroying rough grass weeds and vermin, also puts back a rich dose of potash into the soil.'

Michaelis, C. 1948. The effect of fire on a hardwood plantation. Quaternary Journal of Forestry, v. 42, p. 51.