Daniel Kaplan wrote:Having worked around wildfires, how do wood chips burn? I assume they're not going to burn as intensely as something with lots of air access.
Daniel Kaplan wrote:I assume that after a few years they'll have broken down and become less flammable but somewhere in the middle they'll be punky and will hold embers really well.
Daniel Kaplan wrote:So are wood chips the perfect use for dead wood or a hazard to keep far away?
Daniel Kaplan wrote:I was hiking today through a section of forest that burned about 5 years ago and mostly it was just mineral soil with nothing on top. It seems that organic material beneath the mineral soil layer would tend to survive a fire a lot more easily so I was thinking about what deep-rooted plants could be planted.
Ben Zumeta wrote:Notice how the map above shows the areas of worst drought happen to be downwind of the most extensive logging in world history (west coast coniferous forests).