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Table 1 Fuel hazard reduction treatments were completed over three seasons and three years. Spring mastication treatments were conducted later than spring fire treatments because roads were not dry enough for masticator access. There was no winter mastication treatment because masticators can damage seasonally wet roads and slopes.

From: Decade-Long Plant Community Responses to Shrubland Fuel Hazard Reduction

Treatment Season Treatment dates
Fire Fall 3 to 20 November
Spring 31 March to 3 April
Winter 8 to 18 January
Mastication Fall 3 to 20 November
Spring 23 April to 2 June
Control No treatment