This webinar covers a visual method for assessing the survival of trees that have been injured by wildfire. Specifically, we looked at:
- varying levels of damage to tree crowns
- bole/trunk injuries
- heat damage at the tree base.
This assessment informs decisions about whether to move forward with timber salvage operation to recoup tree value before it is lost to insects and disease. We also discussed specifically:
- how salvage operations are conducted
- equipment used
- wildlife considerations
- forest practice rules and regulations for salvage harvesting.
Also, we discussed working with a consulting forester to assist you in getting it done.
Originally aired on October 15, 2020
Presenters: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forester; Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Silviculture Specialist; Joe Goldsby, Oregon Department of Forestry Stewardship Forester; and Rick Barnes, Consulting Forester, Barnes and Associates
Post-fire tree mortality from the Oregon Department of Forestry
My forest burned: Now what? from the Woodland Fish & Wildlife group
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) local office locations are available from the state office at (503) 414-3200 or http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov/
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) local contact information is available from the state office at (503) 986-0178 or https://www.oregon.gov/oweb/resources/Pages/Watershed-Councils.aspx