Direct seeding on a prescribed burn in western Newfoundland
Document Type: Book
Author(s): J. Richardson
Publication Year: 1972

Cataloging Information

  • Abies balsamea
  • Adelges piceae
  • artificial regeneration
  • Betula papyrifera
  • black spruce
  • Canada
  • cutting
  • fire exclusion
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • hardwood forests
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • insecticides
  • New Foundland
  • Newfoundland
  • Picea mariana
  • post fire recovery
  • seedlings
  • slash
  • watersheds
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38821
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13439
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOC Information Report N-X-82 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'The results of this study show that under certain conditions direct seeding can be a satisfactory method of establishing black spruce following prescribed burning of a balsam fir cutover. The most important limiting factor is the depth of the organic mantle. Satisfactory stocking was achieved only where the organic mantle was less than 3 inches deep...Seeding immediately after burning proved generally, but not conclusively, better than waiting 3 years after burning before seeding. Where herbaceous vegetation grew profusely, the delay was not beneficial. Reduction in the depth of the organic mantle between 1965 and 1968 was not sufficient to affect seeding success.'

Richardson, J. 1972. Direct seeding on a prescribed burn in western Newfoundland. Information Report N-X-82. St, John's, Newfoundland, Canadian Forestry Service, Department of the Environment, Newfoundland Forest Research Centre.