Burning Ponderosa Pine Snags by the Base-Fire Method
Author: Kolbe, Ernest L.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 37, Number 11, 1 November 1939 , pp. 894-896(3)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract: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
Publication date: 1939-11-01
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