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Title: Average biomass of four Northwest shrubs by fuel size class and crown cover.

Author: Martin, Robert E.; Frewing, David W.; McClanahan, James L.;

Date: 1981

Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-374. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: The average biomass of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.), antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC.), snowbrush ceanothus (Ceanothus velutinus Dougl. ex Hook.), and greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula Greene) was 6.1, 5.1, 10.7, and 16.2 tons per acre (13.9, 11.3, 24.0, and 36.0 tonnes per hectare), respectively, for 100-percent shrub crown coverage. Biomass by fuel size class and category is tabulated for percentage of crown cover.

Keywords: Biomass, fuel loads, fire management, woody plants

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Martin, Robert E.; Frewing, David W.; McClanahan, James L. 1981. Average biomass of four Northwest shrubs by fuel size class and crown cover. Res. Note PNW-RN-374. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p

 


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