Persister To Fire Research Paper

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Persistence is important in surviving fires. Many species have adapted different techniques that allow them to survive and persist after fires. An example of a resister to fire would be Ponderosa Pine. This tree has very thick bark and no low hanging branches that could act as ladder fuels to enter the canopy of the trees. It survives fires by not allowing fire to interrupt its meristem growth. Population persisters are able to produce a very large seed bank. An example of this kind of persister would be Lodgepole Pine. These trees depend on fire. Their serotinous cones require fire for them to open and disperse their seeds. Landscape persisters rely on their surroundings. Rocky Mountain Juniper rely on animals such as birds to spread their

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