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Comparison of two site preparation treatments using the Meri Crusher

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40483
Author
Mitchell, Janet L.
Date
October 2000
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mitchell, Janet L.
Date
October 2000
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Vegetation
Sites
Site preparation
Scarifying equipment
Scarification
Saskatchewan
Preparation
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 1, No. 24
Language
English
Abstract
Mistik Management Ltd. has been using a Meri Crusher mounted on a small loader since 1998 to prepare sites for planting. The Meri Crusher mulches the organic material and mixes the mulched material with mineral soil to create a mixed microsite to favour planted white spruce and provide vegetation control from Calamagrostis canadensis (marsh reed grass) and aspen. However, harvesting in aspen and mixedwood forests creates moderate to high slash loading. When the Meri Crusher is used for site preparation, these slash loadings have led to low machine productivity.
Site preparation
Scarifying equipment
Vegetation control
Crushers (silv.)
Mulching
Comparison
Meri crusher
Saskatchewan
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Differences in species flammability: identifying less-flammable vegetation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36827
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
February 2010
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
by FPInnovations–Feric Division, and in the use of less-f lammable vegetation to minimize the effects of fire
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
February 2010
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Vegetation
Loads
Hybrid
Biomass
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 11, No. 25
Language
English
Abstract
We tested six plant species or mixes at Vegreville, Alberta to determine their ignition and fire behaviour characteristics and whether they could be used along linear corridors to reduce the fire potential at strategic locations. Nine ignition trials over three years and one grass-fire burning into the test plots were completed to allow ranking of the species based on their characteristics. Three of the species were chosen for additional field studies: white clover, yarrow, and Plateau Rocky Mountain fescue.
Flammability
Ignition
White clover
Trifolium repens
Alsike clover
Trivolium hybridum
Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Plateau Rocky Mountain fescue
Festuca saximontana
Vegetation
Fuel loads
Biomass
Curing
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Evaluating the effectiveness of FireSmart priority zones for structure protection

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39760
Author
Walkinshaw, Stew
Schroeder, Dave
Date
November 2013
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
........................................................................................................................................... 19 FPInnovations 4 Keywords FireSmart, Vegetation control, Wildfires, Thinning, Fire
Author
Walkinshaw, Stew
Schroeder, Dave
Date
November 2013
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Fire
Fire Control
Vegetation
Wildfires
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 14, No. 6
Language
English
ISSN
14933381
Abstract
When wildfire escapes into the wildlands-urban interface, homes, industrial facilities, and other urban values can be threatened or destroyed. As recommended by the FireSmart Canada program, vegetation management is a key principle in mitigating the risk of wildfire affecting urban values. In 2007, at a forested test site in the Northwest Territories, Canada, FPInnovations evaluated the effectiveness of using vegetation management- i.e., removal and reduction of forest fuels from the vicinity of a small building- as a strategy for protecting the building from wildfire.
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