Monthly Archives: February 2017

Pine burning plus two weeks

I have confidence in the science of pine management and my logical mind tells me that there is nothing to worry about, that in a couple of months everything will be better than ever, with my pines growing robustly, better … Continue reading

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Burning in Virginia pines – plus one week

I wrote last week about our burning of our longleaf and loblolly grove planted in 2012. I plan monthly updates, but I thought it useful to do one after the first week. The burned longleaf have turned yellow, but the … Continue reading

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Burning longleaf – February 6, 2017

We did the prescribed burn under our 2012 planted longleaf. Longleaf and loblolly were planted at the same time. Loblolly are fire adapted but longleaf are fire dependent. I am reasonably confident that almost all the longleaf will survive the fire ant thrive. I … Continue reading

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February in the forest, burning time

February is the least attractive month down on the farms. The grass is brown, no leaves on the deciduous trees, pine trees are looking a little anemic just before spring & there is usually a lot of mud. But there … Continue reading

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