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Title: Measuring Forest Restoration Effectiveness in Reducing Hazardous Fuels

Author: * Fule, P.Z. , * Waltz, A.E.M. , * Covington, W.W.

Subject: Ecological Restoration, Fuels, Management, Tree thinning, Prescribed burns

Abstract: Forest restoration treatments of thinning young trees followed by prescribed burning in northwestern Arizona led to significantly lower stand density, lower crown fuel load, and higher crown base height than untreated stands. Simulated fire under extreme weather conditions caused 48 percent more canopy burning and higher flame lengths, heat/area, and rate of spread in untreated stands. Wind speeds required for passive crown fire (torching) were twice as high in treated stands. Treated stands were highly heterogeneous, but restoration treatments clearly enhanced crown-fire resistance.

Date: 2001

Type: Journal

Source: Journal of Forestry

Identifier: 99(11):24-29

Publisher: Society of American Foresters, http://www.safnet.org/

Format: PDF

Language: English