Longleaf candling after burn 2023-03-06

Two months after a January burn, these 21 acres of planted longleaf pine in the Conservation Reserve Program look like most of them are dead.

[Longleaf candling]
Longleaf candling

But look closely: almost all of them are candling. New growth rising up in inch-thick white candles.

[Southwest corner]
Southwest corner

Most of the dead trees with bark falling off were previously damaged.

[A few dead trees, most candling]
A few dead trees, most candling

Looks like we have more than 90% survival.


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