Study

Effects of partial post-fire salvage harvesting on vegetation communities in the boreal mixedwood forest region of northeastern Alberta, Canada

  • Published source details Macdonald S.E. (2007) Effects of partial post-fire salvage harvesting on vegetation communities in the boreal mixedwood forest region of northeastern Alberta, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management, 239, 21-31

Actions

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Action Category

Thin trees after wildfire

Action Link
Forest Conservation
  1. Thin trees after wildfire

    A replicated, controlled study in 2002-2004 in boreal forest in Alberta, Canada (4) found that thinning in burned forest increased the cover of trembling aspen Populus tremuloides saplings but did not affect plant species richness. Cover of trembling aspen saplings was higher in thinned (9-11%) than in control plots (4%) while total plant species richness was similar between treatments (16-18 species/plot). Data were collected in 2004 in 40 unthinned control and 74 thinned plots (8 × 8 m), all burned by wildfire in May 2002. Treatments were applied in autumn 2002.

     

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