To investigate the practicalities of maintaining strategic seedbanks to facilitate forest recovery following major fires in fire-sensitive forests of mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans) and alpine ash (E. delegatensis) in Victoria.
Highlights concerns about the future of alpine ash, given the distribution of age classes following the recent major fires. Beyond 2050, even the high levels of seed collection and storage recommended may not be sufficient to maintain these ash forest types.
Gives guidelines to try and maintain adequate seed supply in the short to medium term.
Response variable :
Mass of seed.
Ferguson I. (2011) Strategic seedbanks to meet fire risks for Victorian ash-type species. Australian Forestry 74, 97-107.