Industry News: Forests

Study reveals unexpected fire role in longleaf pine forests

Thursday, August 1, 2019   (0 Comments)

The longleaf pine forests of the southeastern U.S. depend on frequent fire to maintain their structure and the diversity of plants and animals they support. New research from the University of Georgia has found that fire may be playing another, unexpected role: releasing excessive nitrogen that appears to have accumulated as a legacy of prior land use.

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