You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Ectomycorrihizae of Table Mountain Pine and the Influence of Prescribed Burning on their Survival
Author: Ellis, Lisa E.; Waldrop, Thomas A.; Tainter, Frank H.;
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–48. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 128-131
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: High-intensity prescribed fires have been recommended to regenerate Table Mountain pine (Pinus pungens). However, tests of these burns produced few seedlings, possibly due to soil sterilization. This study examined abundance of mycorrhizal root tips in the field after a high-intensity fire and in the laboratory after exposing rooting media to various temperatures. One- and two-year old seedlings in the field had abundant mycorrhizal root tips formed by symbiotic relationships with at least three fungal species. Laboratory tests showed reduced mycorrhizal root tip formation only after prolonged exposure to very high temperatures. This study suggests that poor regeneration after high-intensity prescribed fires was not caused by a lack of mycorrhizal fungi.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Ellis, Lisa E.; Waldrop, Thomas A.; Tainter, Frank H. 2002. Ectomycorrihizae of Table Mountain Pine and the Influence of Prescribed Burning on their Survival. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–48. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 128-131
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility