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fire cherry

prunuspennsylvanica.
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Overall, very little mortality was observed in white spruce (only 11% of total stems), whereas figures were higher for other species: white cedar (28%), white birch (28%), aspen (41%), balsam fir (59%), and pin cherry (71%).
Exceptions are willows and pin cherry, which are not present in mature stands and thus must reinvade burnt stands, respectively, from seeds dispersed over long distances and long-lasting seed banks (Marks 1974).
The role of pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica) in the maintenance of stability in northern hardwood ecosystems.
Pin cherry photosynthesis was measured in 1993 in stands Y-2 and M-l, while paper birch was measured in 1994 at stand Y-2 (Table 1).
Dark respiration of pin cherry and paper birch leaves was measured.
The six species chosen for study were paper birch, yellow birch, pin cherry, sugar maple, striped maple, and American beech.
For the other species there were two blocks (stands M-1 and M-2) and usually three replicate bags per date; however, animal disturbance reduced the sample size for pin cherry and yellow birch on the last two collection dates.
These estimates of initial basal area and density by species were used only to provide a general picture of the pattern of change in relative basal area of pin cherry across stand ages and treatments.
Like most pioneer species, pin cherry reaches sexual maturity at a relatively young age.
Such conditions are not conducive for germination of pin cherry seeds.
When a major disturbance occurs before the viability of most buried seeds is lost, then a sizable population of pin cherry is ensured.
Long before people began cutting down trees, pin cherry had thrived for millennium using a survival strategy based on colonizing frequently disturbed areas.