Effects of Prescribed Burning, Mechanical, and Chemical Treatments to Curtail Rhododendron Dominance and Reduce Urban Interface Fuel Loads

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Rosebay rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum L.) is an ericaceous shrub commonly found in riparian areas of the Appalachian Mountains. After more than a century of fire exclusion in the U.S., the distribution of R. maximum and its dominance of forest understories have increased. Rhododendron expansion has caused a decline in overstory tree regeneration and… (More)

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