Fuel Reduction


Here is a fuel treatment from 2016 in a young redwood-tanoak stand. After fighting narrow burning windows, crew logistics, and difficult air quality regulations, we opted to ‘lop and scatter’ slash as an alternative to burning. Here we cut all the slash material down to ‘below the knee’ and let it decompose on the forest floor.



    1. We worked with Summitt Forestry on this one and I can say they absolutely crushed it. A supper dense and difficult job, but they were able to treat 20 acres in about 4 days. I think they had about 8 guys on the crew.


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