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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Research Topics Fire Science
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Masticated Fuels Research
Treatment longevity: shrub and understory response
Among questions that managers frequently have about mastication treatments are: 1) how long will the fire hazard reduction benefits last? And 2) what is the effect of masticated wood covering the forest floor on understory plant species?
In order to address both questions, we recorded shrub species and shrub cover at each of the ten masticated fuels sites, along with the fuel loading data. Understory species were evaluated in a larger scale sampling at one of the sites with replicated treatment units (Challenge).
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