Canadian Wildland Fire Information System

FBP Fuel Type Descriptions

FBP Fuel Types

S1 - Jack or Lodgepole Pine Slash

S1 - Jack or Lodgepole Pine Slash

This fuel type is characterized by slash resulting from tractor or skidder clear-cut logging of mature jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) or lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud.) stands. The slash is typically one or two seasons old, retaining up to 50% of the foliage, particularly on branches closest to the ground. No post-logging treatment has been applied, and slash fuels are continuous. Tops and branches left on site result in moderate fuel loads and depths. Ground cover is continuous feather moss mixed with discontinuous fallen needle litter. Organic layers are moderately deep and fairly compact.

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