The authors conducted prescribed burns in two masticated areas in northern California to assess fire effects in treated stands, compare fire behavior and effects with outputs from commonly used models, and evaluate the ability of mastication to increase stand resilience under a range of hypothetical wildfire scenarios.
Knapp, EE, JM Varner, MD Busse, CN Skinner, and CJ Shestak. 2011. Behaviour and effects of prescribed fire in masticated fuelbeds. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 20: 932-945.