| Abstract:||Mechanical mastication (mulching) is becoming widely used as a forest fuel treatment to reduce the intensity and spread rate of an advancing wildfire. But not much is known about mulching and its effectiveness in changing fire behaviour. This project will evaluate various aspects of mulching treatments.
This project is one part of the Forest Fuel Treatment Study which aims to gain an understanding of the effectiveness of specific forest fuel treatments. The Forest Fuel Treatment Study consists of several projects that will look at the effectiveness of stand thinning, stand cleaning, mulching, and underburning.