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Shaded Fuel Break

Shaded Fuel Break is removing the highly inflammable trees (eastern red cedar, brush, and small dead trees) which when ignited shoot embers skyward that are blown down wind to ignite new sites. Wild fire is cooled down from extremely hazardous to grass fire burning under hardwoods (that are less combustible) which may or may not ignite. Fire fighters fighting a cooler fire are relatively safer and their ability to contain the fire is more manageable.

The benefit of forestry mowing to wildlife is light for grasses and flowers (forage) to grow with forestry mower operator leaving adequate nesting. This provides the benefit of wildfire more selectively.

The elimination of competing brush and small trees (ladder fuel) consumed by mowing provides more water and soil nutrients for remaining large trees. This provides some benefit for larger trees during drought.

A shaded fuel break can be maintained chemically (remedy and diesel), mowing, and prescribed burn. Mulch from forestry mowing show be allowed time to compost down before prescribed burn. If time is not allowed prepare for burn by raking excess mulch from around trunks of trees and over large tree root system. This will decrease tree mortality.

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