Study: ‘Intense’ forest thinning best way to ease future wildfires

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It may have taken the largest wildfire in Arizona history, but for the first time in decades, environmentalists and government officials agree on a key element of future forest management.

The U.S. Forest Service said in a report this month that “intense thinning treatments” can ease future wildfires, by removing trees between six and 18 inches in diameter to allow for additional space between trees.

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Dumb Herb on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 12:33am
Title: Figures

Figures, everyone agrees to close the gate after the cows are out. Even if they do manage to stop the burning it will take a hundred years for the land to heal from what has happend in the last couple decades.

Kharon on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 8:55am

I guess like a pedestrian fatality to get a traffic control light installed we needed a wildfire catastrophe for these people to "study" and realize the obvious.

Aug20 on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 9:31am

Classic case of ‘it takes a tragedy to create a solution’

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