The fuel characteristics of redosier dogwood were not specifically described in the available literature (2012), but one study reports that a redosier dogwood understory may restrict fire spread in wet sites. In quaking aspen woodlands in southern Ontario, spring prescribed fires burned more completely in areas where the understory was dominated by tussock sedge (Carex stricta) than where it was dominated by redosier dogwood. Woodlands occurred on poorly drained, organic muck soils at a very humid, wet site. Fires burned in April or May when fuel moisture contents were high. Heterogeneous burn patterns were attributed to the variability in understory fuel distribution. Areas with a tussock sedge-dominated understory were thought to have burned most thoroughly because of the large amount of surface litter and standing dead material. Areas with a redosier dogwood-dominated understory were thought to have burned patchily because of the lack of surface litter and standing dead material .
- 277. Smith, D. W.; James, T. D. 1978. Characteristics of prescribed burns and resultant short-term environmental changes in Populus tremuloides woodland in southern Ontario. Canadian Journal of Botany. 56: 1782-1791. 
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