Another successful prescribed burn at the end of 2022.
This was actually the burn of the area in which the Treat’s Rain Lilies have since come up, six weeks later.
There’s more to do if we ever get good conditions again, as in dry for enough days after a rain.
For those who are not familiar with prescribed burns, they are necessary to the health of pine forests. Pine trees, especially longleaf pine trees, are more resistant to fire than other trees. So burns favor pines, and without burning, oaks, sweetgums, etc. take over. And burning temporarily cuts back the gallberry, blackberry, and Smilax vine thickets that get too thick for wildlife. Quail and other birds have already moved into areas of previous burns.Continue reading