The effect of a prescribed burn in southwestern ponderosa pine on organic matter and nutrients in woody debris and forest floor.

@inproceedings{Covington1984TheEO,
  title={The effect of a prescribed burn in southwestern ponderosa pine on organic matter and nutrients in woody debris and forest floor.},
  author={William Wallace Covington and Stephen S. Sackett},
  year={1984}
}
After 100 years of fire exclusion, controlled burning in the fall was used as a first step in the reintroduction of periodic burning in a southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystem near Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A. Organic matter storage in woody debris was decreased 63 percent from 2,325 g/m 2 to 869 g/m 2 , with a disproportionate (99 percent) decline in the large, rotten wood. Nutrient storage in the woody debris decreased by 80 percent for N, 62 percent for P, 70 percent for Ca, 71 percent for Mg… CONTINUE READING

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