Chaparral shrub control as influenced by grazing, herbicides and fire
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): A. H. Murphy; O. A. Leonard; D. T. Torell
Publication Year: 1975

Cataloging Information

  • Adenostoma fasciculatum
  • Arctostaphylos canescens
  • Arctostaphylos glandulosa
  • Arctostaphylos manzanita
  • Baccharis pilularis
  • brush
  • Ceanothus
  • chaparral
  • chemistry
  • cover
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • grasses
  • grazing
  • habitat conversion
  • herbicides
  • livestock
  • post fire recovery
  • Quercus dumosa
  • Quercus virginiana
  • Quercus wislizeni
  • range management
  • rangelands
  • resprouting
  • Rhus diversiloba
  • shrublands
  • shrubs
  • site treatments
  • thinning
  • wildfires
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FRAMES Record Number: 38502
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13108
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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From the text... 'Best control of chaparral shrubs on rangeland at Hopland Field Station has been achieved with the use of herbicides. In both grazed and ungrazed areas, chemical control reduced the brush to less than 1% of the plant cover within four years, and maintained a very low level for the 14-year period of the experiment. Grazing without other controls had little influence on the results, except for a re-occurrence of poison oak in ungrazed areas. Fire reduced the composition of brush for the first two years, but peaked out in the sixth year with a gradual decline thereafter.'

Murphy, A. H., O. A. Leonard, and D. T. Torell. 1975. Chaparral shrub control as influenced by grazing, herbicides and fire. Down to Earth, v. 31, no. 3, p. 1-8.