Oak bark allometry and fire survival strategies in the Chihuahuan desert Sky Islands, Texas, USA.

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Schwilk, Dylan W.; Gaetani, Maria S.; Poulos, Helen M.;

Trees may survive fire through persistence of above or below ground structures. Investment in bark aids in above-ground survival while investment in carbohydrate storage aids in recovery through resprouting and is especially important following above-ground tissue loss.... View more
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