Post-fire ponderosa pine regeneration with and without planting in Arizona and New Mexico
The authors measured ponderosa pine seedling recovery of planted and unplanted areas after severe wildfire.
The authors found high variation of ponderosa pine regeneration and seedling survival after high severity fire. Seedling density in planted plots was generally higher than in unplanted plots, but still only half of the planted plots met restoration targets. Seedling density did, however, increase as time since fire increased.