Old School and High Tech: A Comparison of Methods to Quantify Ashe Juniper Biomass as Fuel or Forage
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© 2019 Ashe juniper invasion is a widespread issue on Texas and Oklahoma rangelands. Increased densities of Ashe juniper trees increase the risk of wildfire and decrease herbaceous forage production. • Browsing animals, such as goats, are one tool that can be used to effectively reduce juniper fuel. • In order to estimate the available biomass, allometric measurements were compared against three-dimensional Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scans of whole juniper plants. • Accurate measurements of standing juniper browse and fuel load can be vital information for decision support of grazing management and wildland fire mitigation, especially in the ever-growing wildland-urban interface.
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Tolleson, D. R., Rhodes, E. C., Malambo, L., Angerer, J. P., Redden, R. R., Treadwell, M. L., & Popescu, S. C
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Tolleson, Douglas R||Rhodes, Edward C||Malambo, Lonesome||Angerer, Jay P||Redden, Reid R||Treadwell, Morgan L||Popescu, Sorin C