Thursday, February 13, 2014

Prescribed Burn of Two Year Old Longleaf Pines

The best tool for managing longleaf pines, fire.

This is a picture of the two year old longleaf pines before the burn. In the next few days I am going to add pictures and videos of the burn of our eight year old stand.

Picture taken after the burn.  The competition is eliminated, Brown Spot disease is controlled and the longleaf pines will thrive this year.  This will become a haven for deer next year because of the increase in the amount of food available.  Wild turkeys are already using this area because it is open and predators can be easily seen.  

The start of the burn.  
The day we burned we had a northwest wind and the ground was frozen, what we called spewed up.
It was wet so the roots stayed cool.  It was a perfect day for burning longleaf pines.

No, it will not kill them, just make them grow better!

It looks bad now (not really) but these trees will double in size this year.

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