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FOREST FIRES AND BRUSH DISPOSAL   159

PINE

1. Very scattering.

Burn a 150-foot strip as logging proceeds, or pile and burn in very early spring all dangerous slash, old and new, along rights-of-way, standing timber, roads and farmsteads. No late spring burning. This would apply to land with pine alone or where pine is in mixture with other timber.

  1. Scattering to 150 M per " 40."

Burn slash in winter over entire area as logging proceeds, or pile, as logging proceeds, all slash either old or new in a 150-foot strip around entire cutting and burn the slash on this strip either in winter or early spring.

  1. 150 M per " Ito" and heavier. Burn all slash as logging proceeds.

  2. Summer logging. Burn all slash as logging proceeds, except during dangerous periods, when slash should be piled for burning at first safe time.

  3. On strictly non-agricultural land.

If dense (150 M or more to the "40"), winter burn all slash. In lighter stands, winter burn or pile all slash in 150-foot strip or greater, fire line around entire area and along all roads, rights-of-way and standing timber, and burn piled strips in early spring. No late burning.

  1. Steam skidding.

Clean burn winter cutting in early spring. For summer logging, burn settings as safe conditions will permit, or keep a fire-line around slashing as cutting proceeds.

  1. Homesteaders, settlers, wood cutters and small jack pine opera-tors.

Early spring burn scattered slash, or fire line as provided for other slash.

 

(Wherever the term "early spring" is used, it is meant immediately after the snow has gone and while the frost is yet in the ground. At this time the surface is moist enough so that fires will not run in the woods.)

NATIONAL FORESTS IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON

Following is a statement of the developments in brush disposal, during the past year, in National forests in Washington and Oregon. This statement was prepared by the District Forester, District No. 6, U. S. Forest Service.

The slash on two of our National forest timber sales in Oregon was burned broadcast last autumn (1913), and the fire menace on these two cut-over areas was thereby considerably reduced. On one of these


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