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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.

 

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