Effect of uncontrolled fires on longleaf pine seedlings
Document Type: Book
Author(s): R. D. McCulley
Publication Year: 1948

Cataloging Information

  • fire dependent species
  • fire frequency
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire resistant plants
  • flatwoods
  • forest management
  • longleaf pine
  • mortality
  • north Florida
  • pine forests
  • Pinus elliottii
  • Pinus palustris
  • plant diseases
  • plant growth
  • seedlings
  • seeds
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Record Last Modified: August 6, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 46005
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21655
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
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From the text ... 'In a study begun in 1934 and recently completed on the Olustee, it was found that repeated severe fires kill many longleaf pine seedlings and reduce the growth of those that survive. At the start of the experiment, seeds were sown on 25 similar plots at a rate of over 250,000 per acre to assure a good catch of young seedlings. Then some of the plots were burned every year or two, other plots were burned every 3 to 5 years, and still others were left unburned for 13 years.'

McCulley, R. D. 1948. Effect of uncontrolled fires on longleaf pine seedlings. Research News, No.3. Asheville, NC, USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station.