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Tree-bole ignition in superimposed lightning scars

Author(s): Alan R. Taylor
Year Published: 1969

This Note presents observations on a little-known mode of tree-bole ignition by lightning in which a fire-setting discharge partially superimposes its furrow upon an older lightning soar and causes ignition in the older injury.

Citation: Taylor, Alan R. 1969. Tree-bole ignition in superimposed lightning scars. Res. Note INT-RN-90. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11921
FRAMES RCS number: 13994
Record updated: Jun 14, 2018