Enhanced vulnerability to fire by Pinus densiflora forests due to tree morphology and stand structure in Korea

@article{Seo2013EnhancedVT,
  title={Enhanced vulnerability to fire by Pinus densiflora forests due to tree morphology and stand structure in Korea},
  author={Hyungsoo Seo and Yeonsook Choung},
  journal={Journal of Plant Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={57},
  pages={48-54}
}
Why do fires occur more frequently in Pinus densiflora forests in Korea, and why is the related damage more severe on such sites? We assumed that the reasons stem from characteristics of the tree species, including their combustibility, morphology and stand structure. Investigating both P. densiflora forests and the less vulnerable Quercus variabilis forests along the Korean eastern coast, we determined that, in spring, when fires are most frequent, the extremely flammable moisture content of… CONTINUE READING
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