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

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. […]