The wildfires across western and central Canada this summer have affected the operations of many of our members and the impacts will be felt for many years to come. Unfortunately, this is not new to our members, as many have experienced severe wildfires in the past.
The good news is that FPInnovations has many resources available to help our members with burnt wood recovery and site rehabilitation on the fire-impacted sites. A couple of workshops held in the past focussed on providing information on harvesting, sawmilling, and pulping techniques for burnt coniferous and deciduous timber.
Presentations included results from previous studies undertaken on harvesting, debarking, chipping, and pulping burnt wood and rehabilitating the burnt sites. Proceedings from the workshops and other research reports can be found below.
For more information on any of the publications or to discuss research needs, please contact Jim Hunt or your local extension/industrial advisor.
List of reports