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- Tyndall, R. Wayne
- Castanea 2015 v.80 no.2 pp. 77-94
- Carex pensylvanica; Carya glabra; Quercus montana; endangered species; fires; forests; ground vegetation; hardwood; herbaceous plants; herbicides; prescribed burning; savannas; shale; species diversity; woodlands; woody plants; Maryland
- ... Maryland shale barren (savanna) communities support rare, threatened, and endangered species, but biodiversity conservation sites are transitioning to pignut hickory woodland and forest as a result of fire exclusion. In Green Ridge State Forest, an exemplary community was studied for vegetation change after pignut hickory management and a prescribed burn. Portions of contiguous chestnut oak (Querc ...