Fire retardant chemicals - an aid in slash disposal
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): M. Dodge; J. B. Davis
Publication Year: 1966

Cataloging Information

  • chemistry
  • clearcutting
  • coniferous forests
  • fire control
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire retardants
  • forest management
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • humidity
  • ignition
  • litter
  • logging
  • national forests
  • northern California
  • old growth forests
  • Oregon
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • radiation
  • rate of spread
  • season of fire
  • site treatments
  • slash
  • snags
  • spot fires
  • Washington
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 33230
Tall Timbers Record Number: 7368
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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In tests of fire-retardant chemicals as an aid in controlling Douglas-fir slash fires, one-third as many spot fires started in retardant-treated areas as in untreated areas. Rate of fire spread in lightly treated areas inside the slash blocks was one-tenth that in adjacent areas. Chemical application cost from $3 to slightly more than $4 per acre of slash burned. This cost may be offset by manpower savings due to safer, more manageable burns.© Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Dodge, M., and J. B. Davis. 1966. Fire retardant chemicals - an aid in slash disposal. Journal of Forestry, v. 64, no. 2, p. 98-101.