America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative’s Longleaf Partnership Council has released a new communications fact sheet, Blowing in the Wind: Advantages of Longleaf Pine in Wind Storms. This publication demonstrates the benefits of longleaf pine during windstorms such as hurricanes and tornadoes.
This windstorm fact sheet is the second in a series of communications documents that was requested by the LPC in Fall 2017 to demonstrate how longleaf pine can outperform other pine species during natural disasters. The first communications document, Longleaf Resiliency: Insects and Pests, was released in 2019.Continue Reading
A free one hour webinar from Tall Timbers Research Station, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.
Presenter: Kevin Robertson, Ph.D., Fire Ecology Program Director, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL.
Webinar Description: It has long been observed that longleaf pine juveniles (between the “grass stage” near the ground to about head-high) tend to become established in dense clusters limited to open areas away from canopy trees. Recent detailed fire history mapping efforts at the Wade Tract in south Georgia, have shown that longleaf pine regeneration tends to occur within canopy gaps that experience lower fire frequency and severity. This research has implications for fire management for longleaf pine regeneration, suggesting that burning under conditions that allow for some patchiness following longleaf mast years (abundant seed production) is important for natural recruitment.
Following the webinar there will be time reserved for audience questions.
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The 13th Biennial Longleaf Conference call for abstracts closes April 15th. The conference will be held from October 20-23, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina. In the past, this conference has had a strong focus on applied longleaf fire science research and management applications. The call for abstracts can be found here.Continue Reading