The effect of green vegetation on surface fire spread in the laboratory
Document Type: Book
Author(s): Brian J. Stocks; J. D. Walker
Publication Year: 1968

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • ferns
  • field experimental fires
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • fuel loading
  • grasses
  • grasslands
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • litter
  • Ontario
  • Pinus resinosa
  • rate of spread
  • shrublands
  • shrubs
  • surface fires
  • understory vegetation
  • vegetation surveys
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Record Last Modified: May 29, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 38415
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13018
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text... 'It has long been recognized in forestry that minor vegetation leafing out on the forest floor in the early spring retards the advance of surface fires. This experiment was designed to provide some general understanding of this effect. The work was done in the fire research laboratory at the Petawawa Forest Experiment Station at Chalk River, Ontario, during the summer of 1967.'

Stocks, B. J., and J. D. Walker. 1968. The effect of green vegetation on surface fire spread in the laboratory. Information Report PS-X-5. Chalk River, Ontario, Canada, Petawawa Forest Experiment Station.