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Hardwood Fuel-Breaks for Northeastern United States

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Establishment of hardwood fuel-breaks may be a viable fuel management alternative for certain high fire-occurrence areas in the Northeast. Although results from attempts to grow introduced hardwood species as fuel-breaks on dry sandy sites have not been favorable, encouraging selective regeneration of endemic hardwood species during rotational harvest of softwoods has a potential not only of reducing hazard but retaining multiple-use productivity.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Fire Control Scientist, USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station, East Lansing, Michigan

Publication date: 1975-09-01

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