Quantifying the impact of fire on tree water use

Do mixed species eucalyptus forests use more water as they recover from fire? Fire Note 115 outlines research into the amount of water needed as forests recover after fire. Research shows that after three years mixed species eucalyptus forests that regenerate by sprouting do not use more water than similar unburnt forests. When the canopy in the regenerating forest closely resembles a mature, undisturbed forest, it is proposed that water use in the regenerating forest should not increase dramatically as the forest continues to move towards maturity. View the Fire Note here.


Release date

Thu, 22/08/2013