Fire and Fuel Accumulation in a Giant Sequoia Forest - Abstract

Wisps of smoke rise from a prescribed burn in a giant sequoia forest.

Photo by Tony Caprio

Fire and Fuel Accumulation in a Giant Sequoia Forest. D.J. Parsons. 1978. Journal of Forestry 76:104-105.

Studies of downed woody fuel and oflitter and duff accumulation in the sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum[Lindl.] Buchh.)-mixed conifer forest of Kings Canyon National Park inCalifornia showed that prescribed burning removed much of the fuelwhich had accumulated during 60 years of fire suppression. Within sevenyears after prescribed burning, fuel was again sufficient to support afire.

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