Roadside slash pile burning in Northeastern Ontario
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): A. B. Luke; D. J. Scarlett; D. J. Archibald
Publication Year: 1993

Cataloging Information

  • artificial regeneration
  • biomass
  • Canada
  • combustion
  • duff
  • fine fuels
  • fire danger rating
  • fire equipment
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire suppression
  • firing techniques
  • flammability
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel arrangement
  • fuel management
  • fuel moisture
  • grasses
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • hunting
  • ignition
  • lightning caused fires
  • logging
  • Ontario
  • rate of spread
  • recreation
  • regeneration
  • season of fire
  • seeds
  • shrubs
  • site treatments
  • slash
  • smoke management
  • wildfires
  • wind
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 9080
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
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Mechanized full-tree logging is the preferred harvesting system in Northeastern Ontario. These operations typically involve roadside delimbing, producing large quantities of slash at roadsides and landings. Slash pile burning involves gathering the slash into concentrated areas and subsequently burning it in piles. This method of Slash disposal has not been consistently applied across Northeastern Ontario in the past. Slash pile burning is a very effective slash disposal method. Eliminating roadside slash piles will recover land for forest production and reduce wildfire hazard. Best results are achieved when slash is piled and cured before burning. Factors affecting the choice of ignition device are reviewed on Page 5. A decision key is introduced on Page 6 to assist managers in developing a slash pile burning strategy.

Luke, A. B., D. J. Scarlett, and D. J. Archibald. 1993. Roadside slash pile burning in Northeastern Ontario. Northeast Science & Technology, no. March, p. 1-8.