Salvageable timber found in Brian Head Fire burn scar

By D.J. Bolerjack
November 14, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

Brian Head, Utah — Need fire wood? It’s been a pleasant surprise to many that some of the more than 70,000 acres that burned during the Brian Head Fire has salvageable wood. But how much of it can actually be used? 2News found out. The answer is, between 150 to an estimated 600 acres of timber is OK to de-bark, cut, split and package. Eric Taylor with the National Forest Service said this wood left over will likely be used for firewood. But before anyone can use this lumber Taylor said the wood needs to be collected off the burn scar floor, quickly. “The quicker we can get to it the better, before it starts to rot,” Taylor said. It only takes a few weeks to start the rotting process.

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