Aerial seeding after wildfire in central Newfoundland
Document Type: Book
Author(s): J. Richardson
Publication Year: 1973

Cataloging Information

  • Abies spp.
  • Alnus
  • artificial regeneration (aerial)
  • Betula
  • black spruce
  • Canada
  • competition
  • coniferous forests
  • fire frequency
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire management
  • fire sensitive plants
  • mycorrhiza
  • Newfoundland
  • Picea mariana
  • pine forests
  • Pinus banksiana
  • Populus
  • regeneration
  • seed germination
  • seedlings
  • seeds
  • soil moisture
  • sprouting
  • succession
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38776
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13389
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOCS Information Reports N-X-84 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.


Conclusions: 'The results of this study show that black spruce and jack pine can be established successfully by broadcast seeding from the air on fresh to moist sites on a severely burned cutover area in central Newfoundland. The seeding equipment used proved satisfactory. The sowing density was estimated to be about 31,800 black spruce and 4,200 jack pine seed per acre which was entirely satisfactory under the conditions of the study. These sowing densities produced adequate stocking of black spruce and jack pine seedlings (from natural and artifical sources) on fresh to moist sites. If less natural regeneration had been present initally, a greater sowing density might have been required to produce adequate stocking of black spruce. The presence of alders was observed to have produced an increase in the shoot growth of seedlings. However, their dense canopy and rapid encroachment have caused stem etiolation and encouraged browsing damage. It is recommended that where alders appear to be spreading rapidly after fire, they should be prevented from overtopping and excessively shading softwood seedlings. The methods used successfully in this study have proved cheap in operation elsewhere in Canada and could be employed to re-seed large areas of non-regenerating burned cutovers in central Newfoundland.'

Richardson, J. 1973. Aerial seeding after wildfire in central Newfoundland. Information Report N-X-84. St. John's, Newfoundland, Environment Canada, Forestry Service, Newfoundland Forest Research Centre.