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Prescribed Burning

 

Understory Burn

Understory burns are designed to mimic natural processes while having little to no ill-effects on the overstory crop trees.  Understory burning is used to reduce competition and unwanted species, reduce fuel loading as a safeguard against wildfire, control forest pests and diseases, and improve wildlife habitat by promoting the growth and establishment of grasses and forbs. 

  • Typically performed from October-May
  • Requires exceptional knowledge of fire behavior and its effects with site conditions, weather and fuel characteristics
  • May be performed under juvenile or mature pine, or hardwood forests
  • May be used in conjunction with an understory release herbicide application
  • Only experienced, insured and certified burners should attempt these burns
  • Using a Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager will release the landowner from liability - as per Texas S.B. 1016

 

Understory Burn

As  prescribed burn programs are continued the amount of brushy vegetation 
in the  understory drastically decreases as grasses and  herbaceous plants 
flourish  providing an almost park-like setting.

 

programs are continued the amount of brushy vegetation in the understory

     drastically decreases as grasses and herbaceous plants flourish providing an almost park-like

     setting.