Title

The Effect of Controlled Burns on Longleaf Pine Growth Rate

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Botany

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to determine what effect burning longleaf pines had on their growth rate. The hypothesis of this experiment is that the trees which have been burned will grow faster than those that have not. By burning the trees the competition is eliminated and they have access to more sunlight and water, which in turn helps them grow faster. A plot of trees was burned and seven of them marked to be measured. Seven trees that were not burned were also marked. The height of the trees was measured weekly. After 3 weeks of testing, the trees that had been burned had grown more than those that had not been burned.

Location

Furman Hall 106

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

Yes

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Mar 28th, 9:15 AM

The Effect of Controlled Burns on Longleaf Pine Growth Rate

Furman Hall 106

The purpose of this experiment was to determine what effect burning longleaf pines had on their growth rate. The hypothesis of this experiment is that the trees which have been burned will grow faster than those that have not. By burning the trees the competition is eliminated and they have access to more sunlight and water, which in turn helps them grow faster. A plot of trees was burned and seven of them marked to be measured. Seven trees that were not burned were also marked. The height of the trees was measured weekly. After 3 weeks of testing, the trees that had been burned had grown more than those that had not been burned.