My curiosity comes from me and my wife purchasing some land that is completely wooded with trees and a lot of brush. As I clear the land little by little I have the need to burn the piles but I get pretty scared to burn in the winter because I don't want it to get out of hand. Of course I do have water hoses ready and a skid loader running with a bucket full of dirt lol.

This is just my personal observation and I realize I may be wrong. Thanks for any advice in advance.]]>

My curiosity comes from me and my wife purchasing some land that is completely wooded with trees and a lot of brush. As I clear the land little by little I have the need to burn the piles but I get pretty scared to burn in the winter because I don't want it to get out of hand. Of course I do have water hoses ready and a skid loader running with a bucket full of dirt lol.

This is just my personal observation and I realize I may be wrong. Thanks for any advice in advance.]]>

If I follow the equations proposed for Brown to estimate FWM ("Handbook from inventorying DWM, Brown, 1974):

FWD (ton/acre)= (11.64 x n x d^2 x s x a x c)/NL

What are the appropriate values for d^2 and s (specific gravity) by size class for longleaf?

d^2=squared average diameter for each class size and spp.

In many papers, they used values for Western species. Since I am working with longleaf, I want o use the appropriate values for the specie. In the FIA sampling protocol Woodall & Monleon, 2007) there is a table with squared diameters values for longleaf: small:0.020, medium:0.310, large:3.457. Are this the more accurate values to use with longleaf? what value should I use when estimating CWM?

s= specific gravity/density.

I know that the specific bulk density for longleaf is 33.70 (FIA sampling protocol-Woodall & Monleon, 2007), and I also know that specific gravity of longleaf is 0.62 ("Wood handbook, USFS-2010) but how can I estimate the specific gravity per each size class?

Any help, suggestion or recommendation will be greatly appreciate it.

Thanks so much! :)]]>

If I follow the equations proposed for Brown to estimate FWM ("Handbook from inventorying DWM, Brown, 1974):

FWD (ton/acre)= (11.64 x n x d^2 x s x a x c)/NL

What are the appropriate values for d^2 and s (specific gravity) by size class for longleaf?

d^2=squared average diameter for each class size and spp.

In many papers, they used values for Western species. Since I am working with longleaf, I want o use the appropriate values for the specie. In the FIA sampling protocol Woodall & Monleon, 2007) there is a table with squared diameters values for longleaf: small:0.020, medium:0.310, large:3.457. Are this the more accurate values to use with longleaf? what value should I use when estimating CWM?

s= specific gravity/density.

I know that the specific bulk density for longleaf is 33.70 (FIA sampling protocol-Woodall & Monleon, 2007), and I also know that specific gravity of longleaf is 0.62 ("Wood handbook, USFS-2010) but how can I estimate the specific gravity per each size class?

Any help, suggestion or recommendation will be greatly appreciate it.

Thanks so much! :)]]>

I want to burn in a location along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the French Broad River valley. It has a very high density of same age class understory Pinus strobus (potentially 10 years or so), with an overstory of both white and yellow pines. I understand that white pine is not fire tolerant, but this area is a near monoculture of tightly packed in white pines, maybe 10 feet tall, and probably a few stems per sq meter.

Would this be a beneficial area to burn, or would a different treatment be better to reduce density? Perhaps there would be some canopy mortality of white pine, but there are more fire tolerant Virginia pines as well. What would be the outcome of a fire in this location? Would it be best to burn in the growing season or in the dormant season?

I should add, this is in the Asheville areas of W NC.]]>

I want to burn in a location along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the French Broad River valley. It has a very high density of same age class understory Pinus strobus (potentially 10 years or so), with an overstory of both white and yellow pines. I understand that white pine is not fire tolerant, but this area is a near monoculture of tightly packed in white pines, maybe 10 feet tall, and probably a few stems per sq meter.

Would this be a beneficial area to burn, or would a different treatment be better to reduce density? Perhaps there would be some canopy mortality of white pine, but there are more fire tolerant Virginia pines as well. What would be the outcome of a fire in this location? Would it be best to burn in the growing season or in the dormant season?

I should add, this is in the Asheville areas of W NC.]]>