Early settlement forest structure in Black Hills ponderosa pine forests
Forest Ecology and Management, pp. 284-290, 2006.
An ecological and management paradigm in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests is that historically recurrent surface fires maintained open forest stands dominated by large, old trees. Land use that accompanied Euro-American settlement in the late 1800s included timber harvest and fire cessation that resulted in loss of larger trees an...More
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