Disposal of woody debris and vegetative matter from forest fuel reduction treatments is a challenge and alternatives to conventional methods of pile burning and chipping are being considered. The construction of hugels is proposed as a debris management technique that would configure debris on site in a less flammable state. Flammability of piled debris (hugels) and the productivity of hugel construction are key considerations in assessing the viability of this debris disposal method.
Another consideration in assessing hügelkultur as a long-term debris management strategy is the decomposition of hugels and the evolving flammability of hugels. Research literature does not speak directly to the changing flammability of piled debris (and more specifically hugels), but this literature search attempts to locate material relevant to decomposition of woody debris in a hugelkultur environment.
Disposal of woody debris and vegetative matter from forest fuel reduction treatments is a challenge and alternatives to conventional methods of pile burning and chipping are being considered. The construction of hugels is proposed as a debris management technique that would configure debris on site in a less flammable state. This research design presents considerations for development of an experimental burn site, test methods, and data collection methods that can be applied in evaluating and comparing the flammability of hugels constructed with different fuel components and construction methods.
Recently, many forest companies, especially those located on the BC coast, have become interested in the possible danger that the runoff from log accumulations (log yards) may pose to the local flora and fauna and, ultimately, to humans. This info note attempts to put together practical information about how harmful runoff from log yards is created, how it can be prevented and give a brief overview of mitigation options. In creating this info note, a literature review was completed and a list of useful documents can be found near the end.
A study conducted by FPInnovations in 60-year-old experimental white spruce plantations measured the long-term effects of initial plant spacing on tree volume yield, wood physical and mechanical characteristics the physical and mechanical characteristics of the wood, as well as the quality and value of the sawmill products. quality and value of the sawmill products, for spacing of 1.8 m, 2.7 m and 3.6 m.
Une étude réalisée par FPInnovations dans des plantations expérimentales d’épinettes blanches de 60 ans a permis de mesurer les effets à long terme de l’espacement initial des plants sur le rendement en volume des arbres, sur les caractéristiques physiques et mécaniques du bois ainsi que sur la qualité et la valeur des produits du sciage, et ce, pour des espacements de 1,8 m, 2,7 m et 3,6 m.
Information on portable hogs and grinders that have potential application in the processing of wood-waste materials generated by logging, at central processing facilities, and in logyard storage areas was collected.