ALN logo; link to Arid Lands Newsletter Home page No. 54, November/December 2003
Fire Ecology I

Rackham Figs. 2 & 3: Tree survival mechanisms

cork oak resprouting after fire Figure 2, left: Cork oak (Quercus suber) three years after it was badly burnt by a crown fire, sprouting from the trunk and larger branches. Algarve, Portugal, May 1993

Figure 3, below: Prickly-oak (Quercus coccifera) one year after a fire, sprouting from roots. Kythera, Greece, May 2001
prickly oak resprouting after fire

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