American Bushman

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Controlled Burn

The village sent a burn team through the woods yesterday to burn off leaf litter and non-native plants and now the woods are charred and smell of smoke--the look and smell of renewal.

The team worked quickly and efficiently from one end of the woods to the other creating a fire break and managing the fires. By keeping the heat to a minimum they can burn off dead leaves and weeds and leave only scorch marks on the trunks of the trees.

It's only a matter of time now before the black is replaced with green sprouts.

I bet they'll be back today to finish the job as I see some areas still needing to be cleared.

Thanks for reading,



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