Three experimental fires in jack pine slash
Document Type: Book
Author(s): C. E. Van Wagner
Publication Year: 1966

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • cones
  • duff
  • experimental fires
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • light
  • mopping up
  • pine forests
  • Pinus banksiana
  • seeds
  • slash
  • statistical analysis
  • weather observations
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Record Last Modified: July 12, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38625
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13233
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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A series of three 4—acre plots in a jack pine cut over were burned at three degrees of fire hazard. The weather, fire behaviour, and effects are reported, and a general conclusion drawn by others was confirmed: slash hazard is reduced by any running fire, but certain desired silvicultural effects may require the slash and duff to be dry in depth. Morning or late afternoon are suggested burning periods for optimum safety, or, alternatively, a light running fire could be followed later by a smouldering fire in the exposed dry duff.

Van Wagner, C. E. 1966. Three experimental fires in jack pine slash. Department of forestry publication No. 1146. Canada Department of Forestry.