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.
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.