Prescribed Burning For Laurel and Rhodendron Control in the Southern appalachians

  • Authors: Hooper, Ralph M.
  • Publication Year: 1969
  • Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
  • Source: Res. Note SE-116. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.

Abstract

Prescribed fire shows promise as a tool for the control of laurel and rhododendron in the Southern Appalachian mountains. A recent prescribed fire killed the tops of 70 percent of ail laurel under 0.5 inch d.b.h. and 70 percent of the rhododendron under 1 inch d.b.h. Seventeen months after the bum, almost all of the top-killed laurel and rhododendron have resprouted; but many of the white pine planted after the burn will also survive.

  • Citation: Hooper, Ralph M. 1969. Prescribed Burning For Laurel and Rhodendron Control in the Southern appalachians. Res. Note SE-116. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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