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Category: General Publications

Title: The Suitability of Various Markets for Using Small Diameter Ponderosa Pine to Sustain Forest Health and Fire-Risk Reduction Programs in Northern Arizona

Author: Larson, D.S.

Subject: Tree thinning, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Diameter

Abstract: The restoration of forests to healthy conditions while reducing fire risks requires a combined approach of thinning overstocked small diameter trees and the reintroduction of surface fires. The critical component of thinning, however, is expensive and generates large volumes of woody fiber that cannot be left in the forests because of fire, insect, and disease reasons.

Date: 2001

Type: ERI White papers

Source: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Identifier: 46p

Publisher: Northern Arizona University White Paper

Format: PDF

Language: English