What are best conditions to burn slash?

Asked October 16, 2013, 9:18 PM EDT

What is the recommended procedure to burn small slash piles a year after logging? Are you supposed to waited until after a rain?

Bonner County Idaho

1 Response

You want the piles of slash to be dry enough to burn up. But you also don't want the surrounding area too dry so that the fire may escape. A light rainfall event can be good, it will dampen the surrounding vegetation, but not make the slash too wet. In your area you may want to wait for a light snow cover before you burn the piles, so they can be done safely. Be sure to watch over the piles until they are extinguished or not going to be a problem.