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Chapter 12 - Prescribed Burning for Regeneration

The character of most forest ecosystems in the southern U.S. has been shaped by fire. Indians and early settlers burned the woods for many purposes. After a period of trying to exclude fire, foresters recognized its value as an ecological force and its necessity as a management tool. This chapter describes the history of prescribed burning in the South, its effects on forest resources, and its use in regenerating the southern pines.

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Author(s): David H. Van Lear, Thomas A. Waldrop

Publication: Forest Regeneration Manual

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