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  • Burning a cutover site helps prepare the site for
    replanting.
  • When done after a herbicide application, the
    results can be quite good, and more competitive
    species can be controlled.
A clean, burned "esta muy facil" to plant
An unburned site can be muy dificil.
  • Site Prep burning is much less expensive than
    mechanical (bulldozer, drum chopper, etc) site
    prep.
  • Care, due diligence, and utmost scrutiny must
    be used with all aspects of site prep burning,
    including installation of proper fire breaks,
    construction of an inclusive burning plan, and
    smoke management.
Burning large logging debris piles can open up significant amounts of fertile areas to plant
CHESNUT FORESTRY COOPERATES WITH AND GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE ASSISTANCE OF THE ALABAMA AND
GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSIONS.  INDEED, CHESNUT FORESTRY COULD NOT DO PRESCRIBED BURNING AS
THOROUGHLY, AS EFFECTIVELY OR AS
EFFICIENTLY WITHOUT THEM!!
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A proper burn plan includes a smoke assessment
Burning fields and pastures is critical for Longleaf pine regeneration
Prescribed
Burning
BURNING, WHEN DONE PROPERLY AND CAREFULLY, CAN GREATLY
BENEFIT YOUR PROPERTY--BE IT PINE OR HARDWOOD OR
CUTOVER OR THINNING
 
Site Prep Burning
  • Care, due diligence, and utmost scrutiny must
    be used with all aspects of site prep burning,
    including installation of proper fire breaks,
    construction of an inclusive burning plan, and
    smoke management.
Understory Burning
  • An Understory burn can have multiple benefits
    for a landowner.
  • An Understory burn can consume debris or leaf
    litter under controlled conditions that otherwise
    could burn uncontrollably and devastatingly.
  • As with site prep burning, care must be used at
    all times when doing an understory burn.  
    Typically, these are much slower and precise,
    and MUST not be rushed, otherwise, the results
    may be substandard.
A backing fire through a thinned pine stand.
A large understory burn.  Fire is backing down from the top of the
hill.  The pine areas on this hill had been sprayed to remove
hardwood competition and a "hot" fire was desired in areas.
A hot head fire went through these longleaf.....
During extensive machete work afterward, not a
single fire-killed longleaf was found!!!!
A "cool", low backing fire in hardwoods....