Fagg P., Lutze M., Slijkerman C., Ryan M. & Bassett O. (2013) Silvicultural recovery in ash forests following three recent large bushfires in Victoria. Australian Forestry 76, 140-55.

Fagg P., Lutze M., Slijkerman C., Ryan M. & Bassett O. (2013) Silvicultural recovery in ash forests following three recent large bushfires in Victoria. Australian Forestry 76, 140-55.

Aim: 
To describe factors influencing the recovery of alpine ash and mountain ash forests after extensive, severe bushfires, and derive guidelines for implementing recovery programs.
Type of Study: 
Observational; pre-existing contrasts and interventions.
Key Results: 
Success of natural regeneration depends on seed crops on trees, and severity of the fire. Natural regeneration was successful after the 2003 and the 2009 bushfires, but not the 2006/07 fires.
Treatments: 
NA.
Response: 
Recovery programs require strategic seed-crop assessments, seedbed assessments, seed collection and management and in some cases, aerial sowing.
Models: 
NA.
Locations: 
Victorian Alps.
Response variable : 
Stocking density.
Replication: 
NA.
Ecosystem: 
Temperate forest.
Full Reference: 
Fagg P., Lutze M., Slijkerman C., Ryan M. & Bassett O. (2013) Silvicultural recovery in ash forests following three recent large bushfires in Victoria. Australian Forestry 76, 140-55.