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Burning characteristics of western conifer needles

R. W. Fonda

Burning characteristics of western conifer needles

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Published by Northwest Scientific Association in [Pullman, Wash.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesNorthwest science., Western Collection.
StatementR. W. Fonda, L. A. Belanger, and L. L. Burley.
ContributionsBelanger, L. A., Burley, L. L.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 1-9 ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13630039M
OCLC/WorldCa49589460

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Burning characteristics of western conifer needles by R. W. Fonda Download PDF EPUB FB2

The following burning characteristics were measured in a completely randomized design ANOVA: maximum flame height, flame time, ember time, burn time.

Although studying the needle is the best way to identify a conifer, conifers as a class are defined not by their leaves but by their seeds, so it's only important to note the shape and size of leaves after determining whether it is a conifer by the shape, size, and type of seed the tree produces.

Conifer needles are arranged in a fascicle, a bundle comprising one to eight needles with abbreviated leaves at their bases (Figure C). Needles are borne on a spur shoot, borne in turn on a long shoot. A heavy, transparent wax cuticle retards water loss from needles yet allows light to enter cells in the interior for photosynthesis.

Turn to the conifer key on page 3. • Read the pair of propositions “number 1.” Youʼll find the second num-ber 1 (page 4) proposition describes the plant best: “Leaves needle-like to awl-shaped, 1/4 inch or longer.” • Read the indented pair of 5s under the proposition 1 that we selected.

Youʼll find the second 5 best described File Size: 3MB. This family of conifers include pines, spruces, firs, hemlocks, larches (these are not evergreens), and true cedars.

Members of the pine family have needles as opposed to scaly leaves. Spruce, fir, and hemlock needles grow singularly on the branch. The needles of pine trees grow in bundles of 2, 3, or 5. Junipers vary in size and shape from tall trees, 20–40 m (66– ft) tall, to columnar or low-spreading shrubs with long, trailing branches.

They are evergreen with needle-like and/or scale-like can be either monoecious or female seed cones are very distinctive, with fleshy, fruit-like coalescing scales which fuse together to form a "berry"-like structure, 4–27 Class: Pinopsida. A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea / p aɪ ˈ s iː ə /, a Burning characteristics of western conifer needles book of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal regions of the Earth.

Picea is the sole genus in the subfamily s are large trees, from about 20–60 m (about 60– ft) tall when mature, and have whorled branches and conical : Pinopsida. This Burning characteristics of western conifer needles book begins with a review of the influence of moisture on the combustion of forest fuels and how fuel characteristics determine the moisture content level of these fuels.

It summarizes current understanding of the amount of water these fuels can hold, gain and loss of this water, and how the governing processes have been described Cited by: Burning characteristics of western conifer needles book, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook.

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Cedars and junipers are both evergreen coniferous trees belonging to the plant order have many traits in common and are easily confused, in part because some trees commonly referred to as cedars are actually sort out the confusion, it helps to take a closer look at the defining qualities of each tree.

Distribution of pine trees. Pines are naturally found almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere. They are found through much of North America, China, South-East Asia, Russia and Europe and have one of the Burning characteristics of western conifer needles book distributions of Burning characteristics of western conifer needles book conifer family.

Pine trees are the dominant plants in many cool-temperate and boreal forests. Stand-level forest structure varies spatially and surface fuels would be expected to vary as well. We measured surface fuel deposition and decomposition within old-growth Jeffery pine (Pinus jeffreyi Balf.)-mixed conifer forests to quantify Burning characteristics of western conifer needles book of change and examine relationships with overstory structure and composition.

Annual fuel deposition ranged from to Mg ha−1 for litter and Cited by: 2. The geography of fire and big-cone Douglas-fir, Coulter pine and western conifer forests in the east Transverse Ranges, southern California. In: Mooney, Harold A.; Conrad, C. Eugene, tech. coords. Proceedings of the symposium on the environmental consequences of fire and fuel management in Mediterranean ecosystems; August ; Palo Alto.

The western pine beetle, Dendroctonus brevicomis LeConte, can aggressively attack and kill ponderosa and Coulter pine trees of all ages and vigor classes that are 6 inches (15 cm) or larger in diameter, including apparently healthy trees.

Group killing of trees is common in dense, overstocked stands of pure, even-aged, young sawtimber (fig. 1), but also occurs among dense clumps of pine in. It's slow because of low temperatures, the waxy coating on the needles, and high soil acidity.

The decomposing conifer needles make the thin, nutrient poor topsoil acidic and prevent most other plants except shrubs from growing on the forest floor. Pine trees (Pinus spp.) are the most common coniferous tree worldwide, numbering around species.

These trees form large forests characterized by wide. Coniferous forest, vegetation composed primarily of cone -bearing needle-leaved or scale-leaved evergreen trees, found in areas that have long winters and moderate to high annual precipitation.

The northern Eurasian coniferous forest is called the taiga, or the boreal forest. Both terms are used to describe the entire circumpolar coniferous. When conifer needles are dropped, they decompose more slowly than broad leaves; therefore, fewer nutrients are returned to the soil to fuel plant growth (Figure ).

Figure The boreal forest (taiga) has low lying plants and conifer trees. Traveling across the state, you soon discover that Oregon is home to a wide range of trees. There are 30 native coniferous species and 37 native species of broadleaf trees.

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Once I was. In mixed conifer forests of the south‐western United States, fire suppression has led to a shift in species composition that has altered susceptibility to defoliating insects. Forest stands most at risk to the western spruce budworm are multistoried with true firs (e.g.

white Cited by: Figure 4. A MinuteEarth video about how trees create rainfall, and vice versa. Savannas are grasslands with scattered trees and are found in Africa, South America, and northern Australia (Figure 4 below).

Savannas are hot, tropical areas with temperatures averaging from 24 o C –29 o C (75 o F –84 o F) and an annual rainfall of 51– cm (20–50 in).). Savannas have an extensive dry Author: Matthew R. Fisher. Comments: Even though European Larch is a conifer, it’s deciduous—it looses its leaves (needles) in the fall—and can have a pleasing growth form that somewhat resembles a branching gymnosperm.

The trees are commonly planted as ornamental trees in Europe. GENERAL BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Western larch is a rapidly growing, deciduous, coniferous tree which may live for more than years [].Evidence provided by stumps in Montana indicates that early cutting included western larch older than years [30,66].Trees may reach feet (80 m) in height [].In the Pacific Northwest a typical mature western larch is feet (50 m) tall and This is a fungal disease.

It eats away at all interior parts of the tree or shrub, eventually replacing the tissue with white fungal material, which we call ally the tree or shrub is consumed by this canker, and it dies, unable to transport food and water throughout its body.

SOUTH- WESTERN REGION 37 5 Categories of Fuels Associated with National Fire Danger Rating System Fuel Models 39 6 Summary of National Ambient Air Quality Standards 41 7 Emission Factors for Prescribed Fires 49 8 Emission Factors from Residential Wood Combustion 52 9 POM Emission Factors From Burning Pine Needles by Fire Type, yg/kg of Fuel.

Other Names: Colorado pinyon, Mesa pine, Piñon pine. Distinctive Characteristics: The Two-Needle Pinyon is a common desert conifer of the southwest U.S. In mature trees, the dark-gray brown bark with reddish patches is furrowed with rough, scaly ridges.

Short bright-green or blue-green needles are bunched in twos, to distinguish it from its Single-Leaf cousin. When conifer needles are dropped, they decompose more slowly than broad leaves; therefore, fewer nutrients are returned to the soil to fuel plant growth.

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Intermountain Research Station (Ogden, Utah): Soluble sugar concentrations in needles and bark of western white pine in response to season and blister rust / (Ogden, UT: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, []), also by N.

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