T-Max, I've never seen a burned site of DCOs. However, it's not a fire species (American hazelnuts aren't either). Not like bur oaks that have evolved to tolerate fire. DCOs will undergo one of the two things: Fire will either kill them off totally OR the main stem will get killed off and heavy suckering will occur. It all depends on the fuel load present!How do DCO react to fire? Our pasture is set to be burned next spring. I would like to plant DCO along our fenceline someday, but the fenceline will be burned out every 3-5 years when we burn pasture. If I wait until next fall to plant, that would give them the 3-5 years to grow above flame height. Do you think that would work, or should I seek some other plant?
What part of Kansas are you from? Eastern? Interesting to know for recommending another plant.