The reduction of the forest fire hazard created by logging slash: a literature review
Document Type: Book
Author(s): W. D. Bennett
Publication Year: 1960

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • Alberta
  • bibliographies
  • British Columbia
  • broadcast burning
  • Canada
  • clearcutting
  • cutting
  • decay
  • diameter classes
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management
  • firebreaks
  • firing techniques
  • flammability
  • forest management
  • forest products
  • fuel types
  • hardwood forests
  • Idaho
  • litter
  • logging
  • Manitoba
  • Montana
  • New Brunswick
  • New Jersey
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Oregon
  • pine forests
  • population density
  • Quebec
  • rate of spread
  • Saskatchewan
  • site treatments
  • slash
  • spot fires
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: November 8, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 38808
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13426
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.


This review, based on information from 169 references, analyzes the problem presented by logging slash, and its importance. It discusses eight factors which affect the slash hazard, and describes nine methods to abate it. Legislation governing the treatment of slash in Canada, and part of the United States, is presented. Some of the silvicultural effects of slash, and of different methods of its disposal, are discussed. Costs of some slash disposal operations are given. Present research efforts to provide a better understanding of the problem, and how to combat it, are described. The general conclusion is that the slash problem, and its solution, deserve much greater attention than they now receive, particularly in eastern Canada.

Bennett, W. D. 1960. The reduction of the forest fire hazard created by logging slash: a literature review. Technical Report No. 175; Woodlands Research Index No. 117. Montreal, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada.