Weight of the fuel complex in 70-year-old Lodgepole pine stands of different densities
Document Type: Book
Author(s): A. D. Kiil
Publication Year: 1968

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • Alberta
  • boreal forests
  • Canada
  • coniferous forests
  • dead fuels
  • diameter classes
  • distribution
  • fire control
  • fire dependent species
  • foliage
  • forest management
  • fuel appraisal
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • Germany
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • humus
  • lichen moss fuels
  • litter
  • live fuels
  • mortality
  • mountainous terrain
  • Picea glauca
  • Pinus contorta
  • plant growth
  • rate of spread
  • size classes
  • slash
  • surface fuels
  • understory vegetation
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 34979
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9268
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File CAN DOC DDW
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A study was made of the fuel complex in 70-year old lodgepole pine stands in west-central Alberta to facilitate measurement and prediction of weight-and-size distribution of fuel components. Results showed that the weight of the entire fuel complex increased with increasing stand density in the range of 300 to 900 stems per acre (741 to 2,224 stems per hectare) but that the weight of some fuel components decreased in the same stand-density range. Correlations between basal area and expressions of fuel weight were used to construct prediction equations for minor vegetation, forest-floor litter (except humus), slash, the standing tree crop, and the entire fuel complex. The weight of aerial-fuel components can be estimated with greater precision than the weight of ground-fuel components. The weight of ground-fuel components may also be estimated from weight per acre-inch.

Kiil, A. D. 1968. Weight of the fuel complex in 70-year-old Lodgepole pine stands of different densities. Forestry Branch, Departmental Publication No. 1228/O.D.C. 431.2 (Cat. No. Fo 47-1228). Ottawa, Ontario, Minister of Forestry and Rural Development.