Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Controlled Burn for Prairie Restoration Project

Non-native species of grass come up earlier in the spring than our native grasses or wildflowers. By burning annually when the non-natives are up about three inches I hope to set them back enough to allow the natives who are about to emerge to compete more vigorously. Burning also helps keep brush from encroaching.

1 comment:

Bitzi said...

I am impressed...the fire looks like it is really burning the way the photos fade in and out. Very effective...

I would imagine you remember the first time they burned the field out back of 736?!