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Natural tree regeneration after clearcutting in Arizona"s ponderosa pine forests

Peter F. Ffolliott

Natural tree regeneration after clearcutting in Arizona"s ponderosa pine forests

two long-term case studies

by Peter F. Ffolliott

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Published by USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station in [Fort Collins, Colo.] .
Written in English

  • Natural regeneration,
  • Watershed management,
  • Ponderosa pine,
  • Reforestation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter F. Ffolliott and Gerald J. Gottfried
    SeriesResearch note RM -- 507, Research note RM -- 507.
    ContributionsGottfried, Gerald J., Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.), United States. Forest Service
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25600195M

    ISTORICALLY. MANY PURE PONDEROSA PINE (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) and pine-dominated dry coniferous forests were shaped by frequent, low-intensity fire. This disturbance regime sustained open, large-tree dominated structures with diverse and productive understory communities (Arno , Hessburg and Agee ). More information about the Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa). Girth records In this table of girth records worldwide only girth measurements made at a height between m and m are listed. Trees with multiple trunks are excluded. Of course this inventory contains only tree records as far as they are registered on this site. growing season after fire treatments during the summers of or Overstory vegetation (trees 2: 9 inches d.b.h.) on all units in both regions was dominated by ponderosa pine. For trees 2: 20 inch d.b.h. or larger, ponderosa pine was also the dominant tree. Scientific names: Pinus ponderosa Alternate Names: Western Yellow Pine, Blackjack Pine Description: An evergreen, open-branched tree forming an open pyramid when young, becoming a short-conical head in is native to western North America, adapted to well drained soils in Arizona and New Mexico. It occurs as dominant trees in mixed coniferous forests or as open .

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Natural tree regeneration after clearcutting in Arizona"s ponderosa pine forests by Peter F. Ffolliott Download PDF EPUB FB2

Natural tree regeneration after clearcutting in Arizona's ponderosa pine forests: two long-term case studies / Related Titles. Series: Research note. Natural tree regeneration after clearcutting in Arizona's Ponderosa pine forests. [Fort Colliins, Colo.]: U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. Natural tree regeneration after clearcutting in Arizona's Ponderosa pine forests.

[Fort Colliins, Colo.]: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type.

ponderosa pine to reconstruct the open, parklike landscape that once characterized the ecosystem. ment, heavylivestock grazing,firesup-pression, logging disturbances, and cli - matic events favored dense ponderosa pine regeneration, and the open park-lands closed.

Various authors (Covington and Moore a, b; Kolb et al. Article Tree Regeneration Spatial Patterns in Ponderosa Pine Forests Following Stand-Replacing Fire: Influence of Topography and Neighbors Justin P.

Ziegler 1,*, Chad M. Hoffman 1, Paula J. Fornwalt 2, Carolyn H. Sieg 3, Mike A. Battaglia 2, Marin E. Chambers 1 and Jose M. Iniguez 3 1 Forest & Rangeland Stewardship Department, Colorado State University, Campus Delivery,Cited by: 9. Evaluating ponderosa pine regeneration rates following ecological restoration treatments in northern Arizona, USA John Duff Bailey*, William Wallace Covington School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, P.O.

BoxFlagstaff, AZUSA. Habitat: Ponderosa pine trees occur as pure stands or in mixed conifer forests in the mountains. It is an important component of the Interior Ponderosa Pine, Pacific Ponderosa Pine-Douglas fir, and Pacific Ponderosa Pine forest cover types. In the northwest, it is typically associated with Rocky Mountain Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, grand fir, andFile Size: 96KB.

The dignified, hardy ponderosa pine has long been a symbol of the wild American West, and the tree has done particularly well for itself in Arizona. They're found throughout the West from Canada to Mexico, but the stand stretching from Flagstaff along the Mogollon rim to the White Mountains is reportedly the largest continuous stand on the.

Recent studies of natural regeneration dynamics in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) forests of central Oregon's Cascade Range reveal positive associations between.

In the past 10 years, ponderosa pine has been estab lished by natural means on more than acres of theChevelon District (fig.

By most recent Forest Service estimates, natural regeneration costs approxi mately $41 per acre in the Southwest. The cost to regener acres would, therefore, be. Planting of ponderosa pine after wildfire may accelerate reforestation, but little is known about survival of plantings and the amount of post-fire natural regeneration.

We compared ponderosa pine regeneration between paired planted and unplanted plots at eight sites in Arizona and New Mexico that recently (–) burned by: Natural regeneration of ponderosa pine in deforested areas can occur on moister sites when seed trees are within about ft ( m) of openings (Bonnet.

Observations on natural regeneration in ponderosa pine following a prescribed fire in Arizona / Related Titles. Series: Research note RM ; By. Sackett, Stephen S. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.) Type. Book. The Ponderosa Forest gets more moisture from winter snows and summer rains than lower elevation zones.

Photo by Sally King. Ponderosa pine forests are found at middle elevations on the Pajarito Plateau where increased snowfall and summer rains create wetter conditions. The Ancestral Pueblo people used these trees as roof beams for their homes.

ural conifer regeneration after wildfires, has allowed speculation on complex ecological processes. For example, in a recent 2-year study of conifer survival with and without salvage logging in southwest Oregon, Do-nato et al.

() concluded that postfire management activities 2 years after a fire killed most natural tree regeneration andCited by: Inaround ponderosa trees were transported and planted in Area 5 to study the effects of exposure to the nuclear blast during the Operation Upshot-Knothole.

The pines were partially damaged and blown over. The US state of Montana has ponderosa pine as its official tree.

Ponderosa Pine Needles. Ponderosa Pine Bonsai. Ponderosa Pine Cones. Arizona has a few pine tree species that occur naturally in the state. Among them is the ponderosa pine, an evergreen tree that has a very wide geographic distribution in the western part of North America.

Two smaller Arizona pine trees are the two-needle pinyon pine and the limber pine, which exists in limited numbers in the wild in Arizona. Throughout much of Eastern Washington, the ponderosa pine was the dominant tree species before Euro-American settlement.

As DNR's Identifying Old Trees and Forests in Eastern Washington describes, these trees were heavily logged after settlement because of their timber value.

Early fire suppression efforts in forests also helped faster-growing and shade. The Ponderosa Pine Zone extends south into the United States where it is much more widespread than in Canada.

Ecosystems The vegetation in this zone often consists of a mosaic of forests and grass-land. Ponderosa pine, which dominates most forests in this zone, is also called yel-low pine and is best known for its characteristic vanilla-File Size: 1MB.

A third pine in the row is beginning to turn brown. Whereas the other two turned from the top down, I see a brown branch about a third of the way down this tree. My attention was drawn to it by a woodpecker working busily on the 1/4" branch whose needles are all brown.

Ponderosa Pine (PPN) Ponderosa Pine, Jeffrey Pine, Douglas Fir Vegetation Structure-- Tree spacing in ponderosa pine stands varies from open patchy to extremely close. On high quality sites, virgin stands may be m ( ft) high, with diameters from m ( ft) (Harlow and Harrar ).

The ponderosa pine is a very robust tree that can endure a great assortment of climates. The tree is able to grow in a variety of soils from extremely dry habitats to very moist ones.

Since it is able to grow relatively well in hot, dry sites, the ponderosa pine is considered drought tolerant. Ponderosa Pine. Pinus ponderosa, or Ponderosa pine, or Western yellow pine, is native west of the western fringes of the Great is the toughest pine introduced to Kansas with the greatest drought and alkaline tolerance.

Although it may exceed feet in height in its native range, Ponderosa pine reaches a height of 40 to 50 feet and a spread of 20 to 25 feet in Kansas.

The ponderosa pine occurs throughout the West, from Washington to New Mexico, Nebraska to California, and Canada to Mexico.

It is the state tree of Montana. It grows in locations with an average of less than 20 inches of annual precipitation typically, in the Southwest on mesas and mountain ranges from 6, to 10, feet in elevation.

List of pine trees native to Arizona. Includes botanical characteristics, habitat, pests, and disease information as well as commercial, native american and modern uses.

Also has pictures of the trees for identification and links for further tree species education. Ponderosa pine occurs in pure stands or may be mixed with lodgepole pine, grand fir, Douglas-fir, western larch, western white pine, incense-cedar, white fir and quaking aspen.

Ponderosa pine forests are widely distributed in eastern Oregon, ranging in elevation from 2, to 6, feet. The Ponderosa Pine is botanically called Pinus ponderosa. The Tree is a conifer, it will be up to 35 m ( ft) high.

The leaves are and the flowers are. The tree likes sun, tolerates heat at the location and the soil should be sandy - loamy. Determining Ponderosa Pine Tree Density on Small Lots P Tom DeGomez, Forest Health Specialist, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona ast land management practices have often resulted in ponderosa pine stands that are overly dense, growing offsite, and prone to catastrophic wildfire, drought or bark beetle outbreaks3,4, Size: KB.

A pine tree is a classic form for many home landscapes. The benefit of a pine is obvious: it is a beautiful evergreen tree that is typically low maintenance and a low water user. It provides shade all year round. The aromatic foliage has a pleasant. 1. Introduction. Improving predictions of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa C.

Lawson var. scopulorum Engelm.) regeneration is critical as landscape-scale restoration efforts are being planned and implemented across the western United is currently no regional tree regeneration model in the Southwest that specifically addresses the key factors Cited by: Pinus arizonica, commonly known as the Arizona pine, is a medium-sized pine in northern Mexico, southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and western Texas in the United is a tree growing to 25–35 m tall, with a trunk diameter of up m (3 ft 11 in).

The needles are in bundles of 3, 4, or 5, with 5-needle fascicles being the most : Pinaceae. Tree Regeneration in Single-Tree Selection Gaps in the Mixed Conifer Forests of the Sierra Nevada and white fir, Abies concolor) than pine (ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, and sugar pine, Pinus lambertiana) or incense-cedar single-tree selection, shelter wood, seed tree, and clearcutting are types of harvest systems beingFile Size: KB.

tems; and explores trends in managed slash pine forests. SILVICAL CHARACTERISTICS Identifying Characteristics The typical slash pine tree has a long, clear bole and a relatively short crown, which results from self-pruning.

South Florida slash pine (P. elliottii var. densa) (Little and Dorman ) differs from the more northern variety in a Cited by: Pinus ponderosa are straight trees, with deep roots and thick bark, as well as high limbs with a flat crown.

Their diameter is commonly between inches with heights commonly between ft. There have been recordings of Pinus ponderosa with diameters of 1/2 inches, heights of feet, and ages between years.

They have cones which are oval-shaped, in. Ponderosa pine trees (Pinus ponderosa) are stately trees that prefer locations on the edge of forests and wide-open spaces.

They do well in cooler, moister conditions, growing among western larch, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and quaking aspen.

The hardy tree also tolerates drought. Ponderosa pines grow needles that. To determine how spatial characteristics influence the process of ponderosa pine regeneration under this new regime, we mapped the spatial patterns of severity at areas that burned in (Saddle Mountain, AZ) and (La Mesa, NM) using pre- and post-fire aerial photography, and quantified characteristics of pine regeneration at sample plots Cited by: Botanical Two varieties exist for Ponderosa Pine: Pinus ponderosa var.

arizonica, native to the southwest Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum, found east of the Continental Divide Ponderosa pines are towering trees, regularly hitting the record books and recently taking the title of tallest pine in the world at a staggering feet tall.

I think my Ponderosa Pine is dying. Many landowners throughout eastern Washington have noticed that some of the ponderosa pine in and around their stand look rather unhealthy this spring. From afar it appears as if these trees are dead or dying, but upon closer inspection, you may find that this is not the case.

composition, density, and spatial arrangement of tree regeneration should follow natural ranges of variability appropriate for the disturbed ecosystem. For example, pre-˚re regime disruption stand density in southwestern ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests ranged from 14– trees per acre (Stoddard ) with trees spatiallyFile Size: KB.

On mature trees, the bark has irregular scaley plates that look like puzzle pieces. In natural forests these trees can live up to years. When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Ponderosa Pine has a moderate to fast growth rate.

It can grow up to feet in height and 45 feet in spread. This pine can be planted in zones 3 to 6. Mechanical thinning of forests in the Intermountain West is occurring at large scales with little concurrent understanding of effects on soil-based species associated with processes that drive primary production of these forests.

Soil arthropods are critical determiners of litter decomposition rates, which subsequently determine nutrient release and, ultimately. Goals / Objectives The purpose of this project is to understand the influence of different degrees of fire damage to ponderosa pine trees on interactions among bark beetles and their associated fungi and phoretic mites.

Most species of tree-killing bark beetles rely on fungi to weaken host tree defenses or to provide direct nutrients for beetle larvae.Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) is one of the most common trees in Rocky Mountain National are trees of montane forests and very well adapted to the long winters, winds, cold temperatures, and dry conditions found in large areas of the Rocky Mountains.

Ponderosas are evergreens, meaning they do not drop all their needles in autumn. They do, however, lose .