Sheri L. Smith

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Forest Health Protection
USDA Forest Service
Region 5
2550 Riverside Drive
Susanville , CA 96130, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Using Bark Char Codes to Predict Post-fire Cambium Mortality
Pages: 57-73
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0401057

Cambium injury is an important factor in post-fire tree survival. Measurements that quantify the degree of bark charring on tree stems after fire are often used as surrogates for direct cambium injury because they are relatively easy to assign and are non-destructive. However, bark char codes based on these measurements have been inadequately tested to determine how well they relate to live or dead cambium.  [Read More]

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