Bark Surface and Cambium Temperatures in Simulated Forest Fires

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Exposure of lower trunks of trees to surface fires can be simulated by burning an oil-soaked wick wrapped around the trunk near the ground. External and internal tree temperatures on both windward and lee sides are comparable to those in natural-fuel burns, and the wick provides better fuel control, ease of replication, economy of labor, low risk of fire escape, and conservation of trees.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Plant Physiologist at the Institute of Forest Genetics, Southern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric., Gulfport, Miss.

Publication date: June 1, 1965

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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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