Prescribed burning in jack pine logging slash: a review
Document Type: Book
Author(s): D. J. McRae
Publication Year: 1979

Cataloging Information

  • Alnus crispa
  • artificial regeneration
  • Aster macrophyllus
  • backing fires
  • bacteria
  • bibliographies
  • Canada
  • Carex sprengelii
  • competition
  • Comptonia peregrina
  • Corylus cornuta
  • Diervilla lonicera
  • duff
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire exclusion
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • firing techniques
  • forest management
  • fuel types
  • fungi
  • hardwood forests
  • headfires
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • ignition
  • logging
  • mineral soils
  • mortality
  • Ontario
  • organic matter
  • Oryzopsis asperfolia
  • pH
  • Picea mariana
  • pine forests
  • Pinus banksiana
  • population density
  • post fire recovery
  • Pteridium aquilinum
  • rate of spread
  • regeneration
  • seed dispersal
  • seedlings
  • site treatments
  • slash
  • soil moisture
  • soil nutrients
  • soil organisms
  • soil permeability
  • sprouting
  • Vaccinium angustifolium
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39207
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13845
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOCS O-X-289 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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An increase in the use of prescribed fire as a forest management tool is anticipated in Ontario where its use is viewed as a viable method of site preparation for regeneration purposes. Literature available on prescribed burning in the jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) logging slash fuel type is reviewed in order to assess the current state of knowledge. Topics of discussion include fuel hazard reduction, silvicultural, environmental and ecological effects, prescribed burn planning, economics, and fire behavior in jack pine logging slash. A serious lack of quantitative data on prescribed burning in jack pine logging slash was noted. Research required for a complete understanding of prescribed burning in this fuel type is outlined. An area and subject index shows the geographical location of, and subject area investigated by, individual studies reviewed in this report.

McRae, D. J. 1979. Prescribed burning in jack pine logging slash: a review. Report O-X-289. Sault Ste. Marie, Canadian Forstry Service, Department of the Environment, Great Lakes Forest Research Centre.