Document


Title

Fire simulated aspen sprouting in a spruce-fir forest in New Mexico
Document Type: Book
Author(s): David R. Patton; Herman D. Avant
Publication Year: 1970

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • browse
  • duff
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • hardwood forests
  • litter
  • Mexico
  • New Mexico
  • Picea engelmannii
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Populus tremuloides
  • post fire recovery
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • sprouting
  • understory vegetation
  • wildfires
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: May 5, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 38818
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13436
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.79:RM-159 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Data from a burned area in the spruce-fir type, the Walker Burn, indicate that burning significantly increases aspen density for about 4 years. After that, the number of stems per acre declines, and the aspens begin to grow out of reach as browse for elk and deer.

Citation:
Patton, D. R., and H. D. Avant. 1970. Fire simulated aspen sprouting in a spruce-fir forest in New Mexico. Research Note RM-159. Fort Collins, CO, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.