Fire mimicry 2-year results with coast live oaks

7 04 2010

Yesterday I re-photographed several coast live oaks in Santa Barbara that have been undergoing fire mimicry treatments for two years. Here are the results. Note that the latest photos were taken a few weeks later in the season than the original photos. This will have some affect on the results due to the few weeks of additional growth. However, the examination of a control (untreated) oak here indicates that this additional growth cannot explain the significant increase in canopy health seen in the results with the many treated oaks. Read the rest of this entry »