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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:06 PM

It is a LIE that logging would help prevent forest fires or spreading of fires.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20181113-five-myths-about-wildfires


Myth #1: Regularly logging forests prevents forest fires

A common assumption is that logging, or removing some trees, would prevent fires. In fact, many forest experts say that logging is ineffective. This is because the tree remnants left over after logging, such as stumps and branches, provide a super-fuel for fire Ė one that is even drier (and more flammable) in the absence of a forest canopy.



My closest friend is former hotshot Captain, firefighter, USFS.

I was telling him how I believed that logging might reduce fires, he assured me no, not at all.

Power companies use this as an excuse.

SPREAD the word EVERYWHERE!

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Reply It is a LIE that logging would help prevent forest fires or spreading of fires. (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Jul 13 OP
Vogon_Glory Jul 13 #1
Darwins_Retriever Jul 13 #2
yonder Jul 13 #3
multigraincracker Jul 13 #4
mcar Jul 13 #5
Eliot Rosewater Jul 13 #6
Mysterian Jul 13 #7

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:15 PM

1. Power companies aren't the only people spreading this fable

Itís a favored lie in other right-wingersí lie lockers.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:18 PM

2. And under brush grows more abundant

Increasing the amount of sun that reaches the forest floor increases under brush grown and dries the growth and soil.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:21 PM

3. A slash pile just sits there and sits there, year after year...

...till one day it takes a spark, then whoosh.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:30 PM

4. Smoky the bear says

Only you can prevent forest fires. I try.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:49 PM

5. No, no, Eliiot, we have to sweep the forests

It's really that simple.

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Response to mcar (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:56 PM

6. I know, right

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:59 PM

7. After West Virginia was deforested in the early 20th century

what was left behind was burning mountains of slash.

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