Study

Recovery of vegetation in a natural east Mediterranean pine forest on Mount Carmel, Israel as affected by management strategies

  • Published source details Ne'eman G., Lahav H. & Izhaki I. (1995) Recovery of vegetation in a natural east Mediterranean pine forest on Mount Carmel, Israel as affected by management strategies. Forest Ecology and Management, 75, 17-26

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Thin trees after wildfire

Action Link
Forest Conservation

Remove burned trees

Action Link
Forest Conservation
  1. Thin trees after wildfire

    A replicated, controlled study in 1989-1992 in Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) forest in Israel (Ne'eman, Lahav & Izhaki 1995) found that thinning decreased the mortality of pine seedlings. Mortality was higher in control (79%) than in pine thinned (52%) and rockrose (Cistus spp.) thinned plots (49%), and lowest in plots where both pine and rockrose were thinned (0%). Data were collected in 1992 in four treatment plots (14 × 70 m): no thinning, pine thinned (removing all pine seedlings less than 20-25 cm apart, leaving the tallest ones), rockrose thinned (removing all rockrose seedlings less than 20-25 cm apart, leaving the smaller ones) and pine and rockrose thinned (combined pine and rockrose thinning) in each of five blocks. All blocks were totally burnt down in September 1989.  Burned trees were cut down and trunks and smaller twigs removed from the plots in September-November 1990). Thinning was carried out in February 1991.

     

  2. Remove burned trees

    A replicated, controlled study in 1989-1993 in Aleppo pine Pinus halepensis forest in Israel (Ne'eman, Lahav & Izhaki 1995) found that clearing burned trees increased plant species richness. The number of species was higher in cleared than untreated plots (cleared: 196; twigs remaining: 192; untreated: 185/0.49 ha plot). Data were collected in 1993 in five plots (0.49 ha) of each of three treatments: cleared (burned trees cut down, trunks and smaller twigs removed), twigs (smaller twigs left) and control (untreated). Plots were all in an area totally burnt down in September 1989. Treatments were carried out in September-November 1990.

     

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