Kristin Nesbit publishes new review on aspen-fire relationship
A new Tamm Review in the journal Forest Ecology and Management reviews the complicated relationship between aspen and fire in North America.
- High variability in aspen stands makes fire activity in aspen difficult to predict.
- Pure stands with herbaceous understories are more likely to reduce fire behavior.
- Aspen can burn easily and intensely in windy, dry, or certain seasonal conditions.
- Specific management guidelines for aspen fire risk reduction treatments are needed.