Slash Pile Burning
What is Pile Burning?
Slash is the leftover tree limbs, tops and other residue left by logging activities. Pile burning is when slash is piled together and burned during safe conditions, typically during the winter, after it has been left to dry. The Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation establishes strict rules on what can be burned in land-clearing fires, where they can be located, the atmospheric venting conditions that must be present, and how long the burning can last. A day in the life of burning work looks like a full truck being driven to the block by the foreman, and depending on access an ATV or Snowmobile will be used to access the block further. Often times workers will walk between piles with driptorches, setting them a blaze.
Work With Us
Torrent Silviculture strives to ensure all regulation and safety precautions are followed diligently. Torrent works with licensees to burn throughout the interior and Cariboo-Chilcotin. Torrent offers winter work doing slash pile burning from October – December, weather permitting. We typically run a few crews of 5 and offer a few spots per season for planters who are interested in continuing work beyond the planting season. Most of this work takes place in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region. 2022 saw lots of work in the Quesnel and Likely surrounding areas. Torrent Silviculture strives to ensure all regulation and safety precautions are followed diligently and works directly with licensees to burn throughout the interior and Cariboo-Chilcotin.