Pratt’s Arguments Against “Light Burning” in 1911: Research Brief

Mr. Pratt, like many against “light burning” practices in those days, claimed these small fires were unnecessary and only caused an expensive loss of merchantable lumber over the years. Like the light-burning advocates, Mr. Pratt had no research on his side.
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Pratt, M. B. 1911. Results of “light burning” near Nevada City, California. Forest Quarterly:420-422.