Fire Exclusion and the Demise of Shortleaf Pine: Lessons from Long-term Silvicultural Research
This paper synthesis almost 80 years of observations on the success of shortleaf pine in two studies on the Crossett Experimental Forest with fire exclusion as a key management objective. In both the uneven-aged and natural area compartments, shortleaf abundance has declined dramatically, suggesting the important role of fire. Presented by, Don Bragg, USDA Forest Service, at the 2016 SAF National Convention, Madison, WI