Ponderosa: People, Fire, and the West's Most Iconic Tree

Ponderosa: People, Fire, and the West's Most Iconic Tree

Ponderosa: People, Fire, and the West's Most Iconic Tree

Ponderosa: People, Fire, and the West's Most Iconic Tree


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The West’s vast ponderosa pine forest has been home to people for thousands of years. Ponderosa from distant mountains provided timbers for the ancient pueblos of the Southwest. Pioneers on horseback extolled the giant pines and grassy glades of yesterday’s forest. Ponderosa timber was used to build Gold Rush-era flumes, sluice boxes, and mine shafts, as well as ties and trestles for the transcontinental railroad.

Ponderosa: People Fire, and the West’s Most Iconic Tree documents how that historic forest is mostly gone. Heavy logging and successful fire suppression have transformed the ponderosa forest into one overgrown with smaller trees, shredded by bark beetles and ravaged by wildfires. But this new forest is at great risk, and that is the story of this book. Authors Carl E. Fiedler and Stephen F. Arno recount the history of humans among the ponderosa pines, the historical role of fire, how and why the forest has changed, and what people can do to restore the forest to its former glory.

Ponderosa is designed for people who want to go out and explore the forest as well as learn more about it. A guide at the back of the book features 64 places to find ponderosas scattered across the West, from dwarf pines growing in solid rock to towering trees in moist valleys.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878426645
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 272
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Carl E. Fiedler earned a PhD in forestry from the University of Minnesota. He worked as a research professor of forest management at the University of Montana for 25 years before retiring in 2007.
Stephen F. Arno obtained a PhD in forestry and plant science from the University of Montana in 1970. He was a research forester with the USDA Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana, before retiring in 1999.
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