Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Reduction of wildfire hazard: Correct timing of prescribed burning of dead vegetation in timber reduces danger of uncontrolled fires in those areas

Authors

H. H. Biswell
A. M. Schultz

Authors Affiliations

Harold H. Biswell is Professor of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley; Arnold M. Schultz is Associate Specialist in Forestry, University of California, Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 10(11):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n11p4. November 1956.

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Abstract

Dangerous fire situations may be created in areas of second-growth ponderosa pine left unburned for a number of years and thereby permitting a buildup of dead shrubs, needles and other litter—the rough—as well as overpopulations of small trees. When such areas are burned by wildfire in summer, or fall, all living vegetation is apt to be killed and a poor land condition results.

Biswell H, Schultz A. 1956. Reduction of wildfire hazard: Correct timing of prescribed burning of dead vegetation in timber reduces danger of uncontrolled fires in those areas. Hilgardia 10(11):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n11p4
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