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.
Type: ERI White papers
Source: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Publisher: Northern Arizona University White Paper