Posts Tagged ‘fuel’

Charcoal Kilns in Death Valley National Park

Buy this picture Located in Death Valley National Park’s Wildrose Canyon the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns are considered to be the best surviving examples of such kilns in the western United States. The kilns were only used for a short time around 1878 to provide charcoal to power nearby smelters. There are 10 kilns at the […]

Fire can be Faked

Right of ways that are kept mowed prove to be a good substitute for regular burning. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/faking-fire/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Fire Break

Part of the effort to control a burn is the plowing of carefully located fire breaks. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/breaking-the-burn/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net


Controling the Burn

Control burns are carefully planned and monitored to avoid the burn becoming a wildfire. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/controlling-a-burn/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Warning signs for Control Burn Smoke

The smoke from a control burn near a highway can be a serious hazard for motorists. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/where-there-is-smoke/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Wiregrass loves to Burn

Wire grass, Astrida stricta, does not flower or fruit until after a burn to ensure that the tiny seeds can get to the ground. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/love-to-burn/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net


Regrowth after a Burn

A properly done control burn is hot enough to remove all of the old vegetation, but cool enough to avoid damage to the growing center of the plant. Immediately after the burn, new growth appears. The tender young shoots have immediate access to the sunlight without having to fight their way through last year’s vegetation. […]

Putting Fire Back into Nature

Control burning brings back a normal part of the natural rhythm in the SE United States. TrudieBell Blog http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com About this picture http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/putting-fire-back-into-nature/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net