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Tree Crowns

Ladder Fuels

Surface Fuel

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Without forest management, fuel builds up:

  • Tree Crowns dense tree tops

  • Ladder Fuel shrubs, small trees, snags

  • Surface Fuel grass, logs, brush

Surface fires
spread quickly

through small dry vegetation 

Ladder Fuels
allow fire to grow in intensity and transfer surface fires into tree crowns

Crown fires
incredibly powerful, violent and destructive all forest vegetation is being consumed by fire

Result:
vegetation and habitat loss,
soil erosion, recreational and economic impacts

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Tree Crowns

Ladder Fuels

Surface Fuel

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Ladder Fuel
removed, younger growth thinned and surface fuel removed

Tree Crowns
thinned

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Promote Reduction  Minimize fuels in your forest while preserving an intact wild land habitat

Prevent Suppression  Actively manage forest health before it burns 

Forest Management
Maintain a safe and resilient ecosystem

Dry surface fuels, ladder fuels, and dense growth create prime fire conditions.

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Full stand replacement after nine years

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