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Burning Ponderosa Pine Snags by the Base-Fire Method

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Most forest administrators want to get rid of snags in the easiest and cheapest way. For a considerable number of years forest experiment station workers in the West have attempted to determine the effectiveness of the base-fire method of burning snags. It had been observed that some trees may be kindled easily; others only with great difficulty. It now has been demonstrated that the time of the year and the amount of decay at the base of the tree are two very important factors influencing the success of the method for burning ponderosa pine snags. Snags with 50 percent or more decay are most easily destroyed by the base-fire method.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station

Publication date: November 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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