Event Title

Does frequent fire affect red pine (Pinus resinosa) bark thickness?

Mentor 1

Jon Steigerwaldt

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2015 11:45 AM

Description

Many mechanisms may cause damage to trees. Damage from fire (natural or prescribed) can be one of these mechanisms. A common question of managers considering the use of prescribed fire in a red pine (Pinus resinosa) cover is, if reparative burning will have a damaging effect by reducing bark thickness? Damage that could facilitate woody volume loss. Helping to answer that question, this research aims to report baseline data as part of a long term study established on the Treehaven Fire Plots. This research reports current average bark thickness of red pine in order to observe long-term trends with the reintroduction of fire as well as stand thinning.

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Apr 24th, 10:30 AM Apr 24th, 11:45 AM

Does frequent fire affect red pine (Pinus resinosa) bark thickness?

Union Wisconsin Room

Many mechanisms may cause damage to trees. Damage from fire (natural or prescribed) can be one of these mechanisms. A common question of managers considering the use of prescribed fire in a red pine (Pinus resinosa) cover is, if reparative burning will have a damaging effect by reducing bark thickness? Damage that could facilitate woody volume loss. Helping to answer that question, this research aims to report baseline data as part of a long term study established on the Treehaven Fire Plots. This research reports current average bark thickness of red pine in order to observe long-term trends with the reintroduction of fire as well as stand thinning.