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Taneli Kolström, Seppo Kellomäki

Tree survival in wildfires.

Kolström T., Kellomäki S. (1993). Tree survival in wildfires. Silva Fennica vol. 27 no. 4 article id 5521. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15682

Abstract

The survival of forest tree species in wildfires was examined on two burned stands. Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) and birches (Betula spp.) proved to be sensitive to the effects of wildfire; almost all individuals of these tree species were killed by the fires. Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) was more tolerable to the effects of wildfire; i.e. one out of five Scots pines survived. Fire tolerance increased as tree size increased.

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Keywords
Picea abies; Pinus sylvestris; Betula spp.; forest fires; mortality; Finland

Published in 1993

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