Translator Disclaimer
1 March 2012 Occurrence of Sprouts and Seedlings of Pinyon Pines, Alligator Junipers, and Gray Oaks Following Harvest of Fuelwood and Prescribed Burning
M. Karl Wood, Roxanne Scanlon, Douglas S. Cram
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Objectives were to determine number and height of sprouts and seedlings following clearcutting of a mesa dominated by pinyon pines (Pinus edulis) and alligator junipers (Juniperus deppeana) in southwestern New Mexico and to determine effects of prescribed burning for control of sprouts and seedlings. No stump of pinyon pine sprouted. Nearly 50% of stumps of alligator junipers sprouted with most occurring in plots with slash removed; the fewest and tallest sprouts occurred in plots with slash uniformly scattered following clearcutting. Nearly 25% of stumps of gray oaks (Quercus grisea) sprouted. Burning in the same year as clearcutting did not affect sprouting of gray oaks as much as other treatments. Not burning clearcuts and leaving slash scattered resulted in the fewest sprouts, and shortest sprouts of gray oaks occurred in plots with slash removed. Seedlings of pinyon pines, alligator junipers, and gray oaks were most prevalent in uncut control plots. Some seedlings of alligator junipers were in plots with slash scattered and removed, and few seedlings were in plots that were burned. Most seedlings of gray oaks were in uncut control plots and plots where slash was removed. Seedlings of pinyon pines grew tallest in plots with slash removed, seedlings of alligator junipers grew tallest in plots where slash was scattered, and seedlings of gray oaks grew tallest in all plots except the uncut control.

M. Karl Wood, Roxanne Scanlon, and Douglas S. Cram "Occurrence of Sprouts and Seedlings of Pinyon Pines, Alligator Junipers, and Gray Oaks Following Harvest of Fuelwood and Prescribed Burning," The Southwestern Naturalist 57(1), 51-57, (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909-57.1.51
Received: 3 March 2003; Accepted: 1 September 2011; Published: 1 March 2012
JOURNAL ARTICLE
7 PAGES


Share
SHARE
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top