TYPE ONE TREATMENT

TYPE 1

Our Type 1 WUI treatment method involves our hand crews going into a forested area which has been identified as a fire corridor and removing either dead or ‘non - merchantable’ accumulated fuels, in order to achieve our fuel management reduction goals. 

 

TYPE 1 TREE REMOVAL

 

Within this type of WUI treatment, overstory stems larger than 17.5cm in diameter are retained.

 

All understory conifers smaller than 17.5cm in diameter are thinned to create a reduced density.  

For the purpose of structural diversity and habitat values, small clumps of conifer regeneration under 17.5cm in diameter are also retained.

 

Fire resistant trees such as deciduous trees and western yew are retained.

 

TYPE 1 PRUNING

 

All leave trees are pruned to a height of 2.5m.  This removes the ladder fuels which could raise a fire into the overstory.

 

Dead branches that still have needles and fine branches are pruned to remove excess volatile oils.

 

TYPE 1 FINE FUEL ABATEMENT

 

Our Fine Fuel Abatement aims to Reduce accumulations of fine surface fuels by raking and burning.