Wildlife, Animals, and Plants
SPECIES: Quercus oblongifolia | Mexican Blue Oak
FIRE ECOLOGY OR ADAPTATIONS :
Mexican blue oak is generally top-killed by fire; surviving Mexican blue
oak sprouts .
Oaks generally survive low intensity, fast fires . Mexican blue oak
may also survive high intensity fires of short duration [9,31]. Fires
that occur in closed-canopy oak woodlands are probably high intensity,
stand replacement fires .
Prior to settlement, fire return intervals may have been from 10 to 20
years. Currently, fire return intervals are longer due to overgrazing
and fire suppression .
POSTFIRE REGENERATION STRATEGY :
Tree with adventitious-bud root crown/soboliferous species root sucker
Tall shrub, adventitious-bud root crown
Secondary colonizer - off-site seed
Related categories for Species: Quercus oblongifolia
| Mexican Blue Oak