Softwood seed dispersal and recruitement
The transition zone between
the 1760 and 1923 fires contains several trees bearing fire scars which indicates the
presence of a low severity fire. Post-fire regeneration here is dominated by fir and white
spruce, largely due to the proximity of seed trees in the preserved zone, but also because
many seedlings established prior to 1923 managed to survive the fire. The density of fir
and white spruce decreases in the 1923 fire with increased distance from the fire
preserved zone (Galipeau et al., 1996).
- GALIPEAU, C., KNEESHAW, D., & BERGERON,
Y. 1997. Postfire regenereration of white spruce and
balsam fir in relation to seedbed and distance from
seed sources. Can. J. For. Res. 27 : 139-147.