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The effects of fire intensity on the regeneration of mixed forest tree species in the Clear Hill/Mount Wedge area

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Jordan, GJ and Patmore, C and Duncan, F and Luttrell, S, The effects of fire intensity on the regeneration of mixed forest tree species in the Clear Hill/Mount Wedge area, Tasforests, 4 pp. 25-38. ISSN 1033-8306 (1992) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Surveys of the regeneration of eucalypts, rainforest tree species and Acacia species have been carried out in clearfelled mixed forest coupes in the Clear Hill/Mount Wedge area, five to eight years after regeneration burns. For most species, including eucalypts, stocking rates were not significantly different between mudstone and quartzite. Eucalypt regeneration was taller and more vigorous on mudstone sites. Eucalypts appear to regenerate to adequate stocking levels on many sites with low intensity burns, though the proportion of understocked areas requiring remedial treatment is greater tlwn on comparable sites which have had hotter burns. On sites with high fire intensities, eucalypt stocking rates are appropriate for future pulpwood production but thinning may be required if sawlog production is the main priority. Rainforest and Acacia species regenerate more successfully in the absence of fire or following low intensity burns than they do following high intensity burns. The regeneration of understoreys containing the range of mixed forest tree species may be desirable for ecological, aesthetic and commercial reasons.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:clearfell, succession
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial Ecology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Jordan, GJ (Associate Professor Greg Jordan)
ID Code:88881
Year Published:1992
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2014-02-19
Last Modified:2017-08-22
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