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Table 4 Condition of hardwood trees and longleaf pine (0.5 to 5 m height) after prescribed burns in an upland longleaf pine forest in southwest Georgia, USA, in May 2016: sample included silvicultural openings up to 0.4 ha. Guilds include ff = fleshy-fruited hardwoods, mo = mesic oaks, uo = upland oak, xo = xeric oak, c = conifer. Post-fire conditions include T/K = top-kill (fully scorched, with basal resprouting); D = dead (fully scorched, no resprouting); C/R = crown resprouting (fully scorched with crown resprouting); U/S = unscorched (burned but with part of crown remaining green)

From: Longleaf pine proximity effects on air temperatures and hardwood top-kill from prescribed fire

   Density (ha−1) Height (m) Post-fire condition (%)
Species Guild Stem Genet Stem Scorch T/K D C/R U/S
Persimmon ff 424 303 1.3 1.2 92 0 4 3
Sassafras ff 1569 966 1.6 1.5 94 0 1 4
Black cherry ff 210 78 2.0 1.7 94 0 0 6
Water oak mo 800 339 1.7 1.5 92 1 3 3
Laurel oak mo 281 145 2.0 1.5 94 0 2 5
Live oak mo 407 214 1.6 1.3 93 0 2 5
Post oak uo 27 23 1.2 1.2 85 0 15 0
South. red oak uo 979 280 1.6 1.5 86 0 9 5
Bluejack oak xo 546 313 2.0 1.7 63 0 14 23
Sand post oak xo 115 98 1.8 1.6 62 0 17 21
Longleaf pine c 178 178 4.1 2.6 0 6 26 68