Prescribed fire and season of burning influence levels of direct and beetle-caused tree mortality: Research Brief

This study investigated the effect of burn season on direct and indirect tree mortality in mechanically thinned ponderosa and Jeffrey pine stands in California’s Tahoe National Forest. 

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Fettig, C.J., S.R. McKelvey, D.R. Cluck, S.L. Smith, W.J. Otrosina. 2010. Effects of prescribed fire and season of burn on direct and indirect levels of tree mortality in Ponderosa and Jeffrey Pine Forests in California, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 207-218.