Panel 7 – Forest Thinning to Prevent Crown Fire

 

Panel 7In Panel 7, Forest Thinning to Prevent Crown Fire, you’ll learn how thinning the forest can help prevent fires that move up into the forest canopy.

How Does Fire Reach the Tree Tops?

Small trees and woody debris that extend from the forest floor to a tree top, or crown, can act as “ladders” allowing fire to climb up into the forest canopy (many tree tops). This treatment utilizes tree thinning techniques to eliminate small trees and other ladder fuels to reduce the likelihood of a fire moving up into the forest canopy.

Forest Thinning

 

 

Forest Before and After

 

Activities

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Activity 7