Canadian Forest Service Publications

The lodgepole pine fuel complex. 1971. Muraro, S.J. Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Forest Research Laboratory, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-053.

Year: 1971

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 26485

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

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Abstract

Mensurational parameters of a range of lodgepole pine stands were correlated with loading of individual fuel components and the total fuel complex. Except for the aerial fuel components consisting of dead and living foliage, predictive equations for other components of the fuel complex were considered inadequate for the modern fire control organization. Inability to document conditions at the time of stand establishment and subsequent stand history were considered most responsible for the poor correlations. Recommendation for simulation of the forest fuel complex and a means of visually comparing the vertical distribution of fuel components are provided.