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dc.contributor.authorArno, S. F.
dc.contributor.authorWilson, A. E.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T03:35:30Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T03:35:30Z
dc.date.issued1986-05-01
dc.identifier.citationArno, S. F., & Wilson, A. E. (1986). Dating past fires in curlleaf mountain-mahogany communities. Journal of Range Management, 39(3), 241-243.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3899058
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/645301
dc.description.abstractFire history was investigated in 4 curlleaf mountain-mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius) communities containing scattered, old ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa). Dating cross- sections of fire scars from the pines, through counts of annual growth rings, allowed us to develop reasonably complete fire chronologies extending back to the 1700's. Mean fire intervals in these communities ranged from 13 to 22 years until the early 1900's, but lengthened considerably thereafter. Mountain-mahogany stems with well-developed basal scars (not necessarily caused by fire) were cross-sectioned and finely sanded to enhance the often obscure growth rings. Estimated dates of the mountain-mahogany scars were compared to the pine-derived fire history. This evaluation suggests that where conifers of sufficient age are absent, careful interpretation of mountain-mahogany scars can be used to estimate fire history.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectforest fires
dc.subjectgrowth rings
dc.subjectscars
dc.subjectCercocarpus ledifolius
dc.subjecthistory
dc.subjectPinus ponderosa
dc.subjectIdaho
dc.subjectplant communities
dc.titleDating Past Fires in Curlleaf Mountain-mahogany Communities
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume39
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage241-243
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-24T03:35:30Z


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