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Eucalyptus fuel dynamics, and fire hazard in the Oakland hills

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J. K. Agee, University of California
R. H. Wakimoto, University of California
E. F. Darley, University of California
H. H. Biswell, University of California

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California Agriculture 27(9):13-15.

Published September 01, 1973

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This study reports the results of two years of fuel studies in blue gum eucalyptus stands. Fuel weights are related to stand densities, and the dynamics of fuel accumulation are investigated. Techniques for managing fuel loads in eucalyptus stands are discussed. Results of this study indicate that fuel buildup occurs very rapidly in unmanaged eucalyptus stands, and that to maintain low fuel levels, a fuel reduction program is essential. If prescribed fire is used, burning techniques that minimize air pollution must be used.

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This research is supported in part by Project Clean Air No. 6, Research Grant No. 2–017–1 from the State of California Air Resources Board.

Eucalyptus fuel dynamics, and fire hazard in the Oakland hills

J. K. Agee, R. H. Wakimoto, E. F. Darley, H. H. Biswell
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Eucalyptus fuel dynamics, and fire hazard in the Oakland hills

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
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Authors

J. K. Agee, University of California
R. H. Wakimoto, University of California
E. F. Darley, University of California
H. H. Biswell, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 27(9):13-15.

Published September 01, 1973

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

This study reports the results of two years of fuel studies in blue gum eucalyptus stands. Fuel weights are related to stand densities, and the dynamics of fuel accumulation are investigated. Techniques for managing fuel loads in eucalyptus stands are discussed. Results of this study indicate that fuel buildup occurs very rapidly in unmanaged eucalyptus stands, and that to maintain low fuel levels, a fuel reduction program is essential. If prescribed fire is used, burning techniques that minimize air pollution must be used.

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Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

This research is supported in part by Project Clean Air No. 6, Research Grant No. 2–017–1 from the State of California Air Resources Board.


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