Changes in nutritive value of browse plants following forest fires

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Studies were conducted to determine chemical composition and nutritive value of four species of plants commonly used as browse by deer and to determine effects of low- and high-intensity fires upon chemical composition. Total solids, ash, ether extract, crude fiber and nitrogen-free extract contents of red maple, flowering dogwood, white oak and roundleaf greenbrier were not affected by either type of fire. Protein contents of roundleaf greenbrier, red maple and flowering dogwood foliage were significantly higher in the season following the low-intensity fire, but no effects could be determined in the second year. The high-intensity fire produced significant increases in protein contents of all four species, and effects were still apparent at the end of two years.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Changes in nutritive value of browse plants following forest fires
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 19
Issue 1
Year Published 1955
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 65-70
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 65
Last page 70