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Author Topic: Controlled Burn - Pic Intensive Post!!  (Read 28371 times)

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Offline LaneC

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Re: Controlled Burn - Pic Intensive Post!!
« Reply #220 on: January 20, 2018, 08:26:25 PM »
  Thanks a bunch. The knowledge on here is great. I have never even heard of needle scortch, but it makes perfect sense. Thanks again.
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Re: Controlled Burn - Pic Intensive Post!!
« Reply #221 on: Yesterday at 07:46:28 AM »
If the fuel load is high, you will generate a lot of heat.  You need the wind to dissipate that heat and you need cold temps to help do that as well.  Without either, you can get needle scorch.  Needle scorch usually does not kill the tree, but you can lose up to a year's growth.  Needles grow wood.  You have to protect them. 

Needles and leaves grow wood.  They are the growth factory.  In my estimation, one of the most common mistakes that timber growers make is that they allow their trees crowns to get too small from competition, i.e., too many trees vying for the resources needed to grow, light, water, and nutrients.  Without the needle or leaf area to fuel photosynthesis, the tree's growth slows down.  You have more stems, more pulpwood or low grade, small weak crowns, and less high value sawtimber.  It also take longer to get the trees to the desired crop size.  Time is money (old saying).  The gist of all this is manage your crowns.   
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Re: Controlled Burn - Pic Intensive Post!!
« Reply #222 on: Yesterday at 08:49:07 AM »
I agree, I see a lot of thick fir left for decades, acres and acres. Small diameter, short crowns, full of rot, junk wood. Not even good pulp. You have to keep thinning, it's not a one time deal. The trouble sometimes is getting rid of the residue off the thinning. How much firewood can you burn a year? Something has to pay for the thinning.  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Controlled Burn - Pic Intensive Post!!
« Reply #223 on: Today at 07:41:18 AM »
Not all areas have a pulpwood market which makes proper thinning a challenge for sure.
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