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cliffordcooley

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I bet you have never heard of "controlled burn".

A controlled or prescribed burn, also known as hazard reduction burning, backfire, swailing, or a burn-off, is a wildfire set intentionally for purposes of forest management, farming, prairie restoration or greenhouse gas abatement. Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology and controlled fire can be a tool for foresters. Hazard reduction or controlled burning is conducted during the cooler months to reduce fuel buildup and decrease the likelihood of serious hotter fires. Controlled burning stimulates the germination of some desirable forest trees, and reveals soil mineral layers which increases seedling vitality, thus renewing the forest. Some cones, such as those of Lodgepole Pine and Sequoia, are serotinous, as well as many chaparral shrubs, meaning they require heat from fire to open cones to disperse seeds.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 17,654   +6,442
@cliffordcooley Cliff, I know what a "controlled" burn is. That's because I used to watch PBS way back when it was analog.

Now, they manage to stretch fund raising across four digital channels. It's no longer possible to escape the begging...