Event Title

Using Fire to Rehabilitate Oak Stands Degraded by Red Oak Borer: Initial Results

Event Website

http://www.nafew2009.org/

Start Date

6-22-2009 12:00 AM

End Date

6-26-2009 12:00 AM

Description

Following a region-wide drought from 1998 to 2000, red oak borer (Enaphalodes rufulus) outbreaks contributed to the decline of several upland red oak species in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. Studies following these outbreaks indicated that red oak regeneration potential is poor for many of these stands. A study was initiated to evaluate whether dormant season prescribed fire could enhance oak regeneration and establishment in three degraded stands in Arkansas. Two years following the treatments, seedling density had increased but oak and non-oak composition (as a proportion of total seedling) density was similar to that in the unburned control treatment. A higher proportion of the non-oak than oak understory trees (0.6 in.

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Jun 22nd, 12:00 AM Jun 26th, 12:00 AM

Using Fire to Rehabilitate Oak Stands Degraded by Red Oak Borer: Initial Results

Following a region-wide drought from 1998 to 2000, red oak borer (Enaphalodes rufulus) outbreaks contributed to the decline of several upland red oak species in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. Studies following these outbreaks indicated that red oak regeneration potential is poor for many of these stands. A study was initiated to evaluate whether dormant season prescribed fire could enhance oak regeneration and establishment in three degraded stands in Arkansas. Two years following the treatments, seedling density had increased but oak and non-oak composition (as a proportion of total seedling) density was similar to that in the unburned control treatment. A higher proportion of the non-oak than oak understory trees (0.6 in.

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