Document


Title

Natural regeneration of interior Alaska forests -- seed, seedbed, and vegetative reproduction considerations
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): J. C. Zasada
Editor(s): C. W. Slaughter; R. J. Barney; G. M. Hansen
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Betula papyrifera
  • black spruce
  • coniferous forests
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire size
  • forest management
  • histories
  • interior Alaska
  • mineral soils
  • mosaic
  • organic matter
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • Populus balsamifera
  • Populus tremuloides
  • reforestation
  • regeneration
  • reproduction
  • seed dispersal
  • seed germination
  • seed production
  • seedlings
  • vegetation surveys
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 45806
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21404
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2:F54 1971
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

The forests of interior Alaska are a complex mosaic of stands which are, to a significant degree, related to the fire history of this area. Following fire the major interior forest tree species -- white spruce, black spruce, paper birch, quaking aspen, and balsam poplar -- can regenerate from seed and/or by vegetative means. Various aspects of seed production (including seedbed considerations) and vegetative reproduction, as they may relate to burn reforestation, are discussed.

Citation:
Zasada, J. C. 1971. Natural regeneration of interior Alaska forests -- seed, seedbed, and vegetative reproduction considerations, in Slaughter, C. W., Barney, R. J., and Hansen, G. M., Fire in the northern environment -- a symposium: proceedings. Fairbanks, AK. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station,Portland, OR. p. 231-246,