Individual study: Fertilization and seeding effects on vegetative cover after wildfire in north-central Washington State
Peterson D.W., Dodson E.K. & Harrod R.J. (2009) Fertilization and seeding effects on vegetative cover after wildfire in north-central Washington State. Forest Science, 55, 494-502
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A replicated, randomized, controlled study in 2005-2004 in temperate coniferous forest in Washington State, USA (7) found that fertilizing after wildfire increased plant cover. Plant cover was higher in plots with low (34-40%) and high (38-45%) input of fertilizer than in unfertilized plots (28-31%). Data were collected in 2005-2006 in 24 plots (4 × 10 m) of each treatment: unfertilized, low fertilizer input and high fertilizer input (0, 56, 112 kg N/ha respectively) in each of eight sites. All sites were burned by wildfire in 2004 and were seeded with different seed mixtures.