Burning Under Young Eucalypts Field Guide

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‘Burning under young eucalypts: a guide for prescribed burning and post-burn assessment’ was written by PhD scholar Phil Lacy (UNSW). The guide was developed from a study that characterised fuels, described fire behaviour and determined the effect of low to moderate intensity fire on young eucalypt trees. Data was collected between 2005-2007 over six sites, two species and three age classes in Northern NSW.

Agency involvement in the development of the field guide included Country Fire Authority – VIC, Department of Environment and Conservation –WA and Forests NSW.


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Key abbreviations

1. Fuel and stand assessment

Fuel layers
Fuel load immediately around the stem
Minimum stem diameter
Elevated fuel height
Elevated fuel cover
Grass curing
Bark hazard

2. Pre-burn planning

Wind speed
Near-surfae fuel moisture content
Rate of spread
Rare of spread correction for slope
Ignition pattern

3. Post-burn assessment

Assessing stem damage
Extent of stem damage
Crown damage


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