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- Kidd, Kathryn R.; Varner, J. Morgan
- Trees 2019 v.33 no.1 pp. 267-277
- stemwood, etc ; Acer macrophyllum; Cornus nuttallii; Quercus chrysolepis; Quercus garryana; Quercus kelloggii; bark; buds; cambium; fire resistance; fires; hardwood; juveniles; stems; variance; California; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... KEY MESSAGE: Bark thickness relative to stem diameter and radial stemwood and height growth patterns provided a more accurate discrimination of fire resistance than absolute bark thickness alone in juvenile stems. Thick bark provides thermal protection to cambial tissues and adventitious buds during fires, and thus, is a functional trait associated with more fire-resistant species and species pers ...