Marc D. Abrams

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Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Pennsylvania State University
307 Forest Resources Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Sowing the Seeds of Fire and Oak in the Eastern US: a Tribute to Buell et al. 1954
Pages: 7-12
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1202007

A 323-year-old white oak (Quercus alba L.) tree in Mettler’s Woods in central New Jersey, USA, was the subject of the Buell et al. 1954 paper. They identified six fire scars formed between 1641 and 1711, with a mean fire return interval of 8.6 years over this period. The fires were primarily associated with narrow rings, which are indicative of drought years.

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