Piling and burning is a common method for disposing of unwanted woody material.  Burning piles mitigates some of the concerns about environmental impacts, safety, and air quality, and is a viable alternative for treating a variety of areas.  Forest Service publications by Hardy (1996; PNW-GTR-364) and Wright et al. (2010; PNW-GTR-805) form the scientific basis for this calculator. Piled Fuels Biomass and Emissions Calculator
 

Guide to using the batch template   (Back to help)

After downloading (right-click-save) the csv (comma-separated values) template, open it in your editor of choice. Windows computers will likely default to opening csv files in Excel. Rows 2 - 5 will be ignored upon upload to batch -- you can delete them or leave them in based on your preference.
 
Field Excel cell reference Accepted values Value key
Unit System B1 1, 2 1 – English
2 – Metric
Group Name Column A Any string value excluding single, double quotes and/or commas  
Pile Type Column B 1, 2 1 – Hand
2 – Machine
Number of Piles Column C Any integer > 0  
Pile Shape Column D 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 1 – Half sphere
2 – Paraboloid
3 – Half cylinder
4 - Half-frustum of cone
5 - Half-frustum of cone w/ rounded edges
6 – Half ellipsoid
7 – Irregular solid
W1 Column E Any positive float or null if N/A  
H1 Column F Any positive float or null if N/A  
L1 Column G Any positive float or null if N/A  
W2 Column H Any positive float or null if N/A  
H2 Column I Any positive float or null if N/A  
L2 Column J Any positive float or null if N/A  
Hand Pile Composition Column K 1, 2
or null if machine pile
1 – Conifer
2 – Shrub/Hardwood
% Soil Volume Column L 0 – 100
or null if hand pile
 
Packing Ratio Column M 10, 20, 25
or null if hand pile
 
Species 1 Common Name Column N From the species density look-up table  
Species 1 Density Column O Positive float from species density look-up table
or null if hand pile
 
% Species 1 Column P 0 – 100
or null if hand pile
 
Species 2 Common Name Column Q From the species density look-up table  
Species 2 Density Column R Positive float from species density look-up table
or null if N/A or hand pile
 
% Species 2 Column S 0 – 100
or null if if N/A or hand pile
 
Pile Quality Column T 1, 2, 3
or null if hand pile
1 – Clean
2 – Dirty
3 – Very dirty
% Consumed Column U 0 – 100