Three prescribed burns in 1-year old white spruce slash
Document Type: Book
Author(s): A. D. Kiil
Publication Year: 1966

Cataloging Information

  • Alberta
  • Canada
  • clearcutting
  • coniferous forests
  • cover
  • decay
  • fine fuels
  • fire control
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • firebreaks
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel appraisal
  • heavy fuels
  • humus
  • ignition
  • litter
  • logging
  • moisture
  • Picea glauca
  • rate of spread
  • site treatments
  • slash
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 34936
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9222
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File CAN DOC DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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It is generally recognized that logging slash, by increasing the concentration of forest fuels, creates a high forest fire hazard. The most severe fire hazard is found on clearcuts where fuels are usually continuous and exposed to the dessicating effects of prevailing weather conditions. Several hazard reduction methods can be used, including 1) burning, 2) scarifying, 3) piling and 4) windrowing. The need for slash treatment varies from region to region, depending on site, forest cover, method of logging, degree of utilization, and prevailing weather conditions...This report presents the results of three 2-acre prescribed burns in 1-year old white spruce slash. The main objectives of the three burns were (1) to compare fire hazard in lopped and unlopped white spruce logging slash, (2) to reduce the fire hazard, and (3) to assess fire effects in terms of fuel consumption.

Kiil, A. D. 1966. Three prescribed burns in 1-year old white spruce slash. Internal Report A-6, Project A-603. Calgary, Alberta, Department of Forestry and Rural Development, Forest Research Laboratory.