Fire in Longleaf Pine forest

Burning Longleaf Pine Forests

Historically fire frequently moved through the southeastern landscape. Today these fires are mimicked using prescribed fire. Prescribed burning is an important forest management tool that can be used throughout the life cycle of a stand of trees to:

Longleaf pine once dominated the southeast, in part because it is particularly suited to survive frequent fire. Today the use of prescribed fire in longleaf stands has many benefits including:

Prescribed Fire and Longleaf Infographic

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