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FOR93: Chapter 4: Plant Succession and Disturbances in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 5.2. Fires (5.1) release nutrients that were bound in the leaves, branches and organic matter and make them available for plant uptake (5.2). Burned logs and snags are also habitats for a variety of mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Credit: Larry Korhnak