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Seasonal effects of prescribed burning and roller chopping on saw palmetto in flatwoods

Author(s): E. V. Willcox, W. M. Giuliano

Year: 2010

Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 259
Issue: 8
Pages: 1580-1585

Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Serenoa repens (Saw palmetto),


Compares the effects of burning, roller chopping, and a combination of the two treatments on the growth of Serenoa repens. In areas where burning has been suppressed, S. repens can become very abundant changing the dynamics of the ecosystem. A single application of burning or roller chopping can be used to maintain low levels of S. repens but not to control high-density areas. Roller chopping in both the dormant and growing season showed the most potential for rapidly controlling saw palmetto, with growing season roller chopping recommended for significant reductions in S. repens.

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E. V. Willcox, and W. M. Giuliano. "Seasonal effects of prescribed burning and roller chopping on saw palmetto in flatwoods." Forest Ecology and Management 259.8 (2010): 1580-1585.

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ISSN: 0378-1127
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.01.034
Last Updated: 2015-02-26
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