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SPECIES: Quercus oblongifolia | Mexican Blue Oak
IMMEDIATE FIRE EFFECT ON PLANT : Mexican blue oak is top-killed by fire. Surviving individuals sprout prolifically [31]. The thin shelled acorns probably are killed by fire. Acorns covered by an insulating layer of soil may survive a low-severity fire. DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF FIRE EFFECT : NO-ENTRY PLANT RESPONSE TO FIRE : Data from 1963 recorded that Mexican blue oak had sprouted abundantly after stems were killed by a fire in southeastern Arizona [33]. The year the fire occurred was not mentioned by the authors. In 1983, a wildfire swept through a Madrean evergreen oak woodland with grass understory in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona. Burned and unburned plots were compared 2 years later. Most Mexican blue oak of large (greater than 30 cm) size classes survived; only 14.2 percent died. Significantly (P=0.011) more individuals produced sprouts in the burned plots (94 percent) compared to the unburned plots (8 to 16 percent) [9]. DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF PLANT RESPONSE : NO-ENTRY FIRE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS : Prescribed burning in Mexican blue oak woodlands may promote sprouting for wildlife browse. The open Mexican blue oak woodlands accumulate dead material slowly and probably would not support frequent (less than 25 years) prescribed fires.

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