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Posted By: brewmaster15, 11-02-2019, 05:52 AM

Prescribed Burn in South Florida, northern part of Everglades National Park, Big Cypress area. These Burns are intentional set fires by forest Managers that burn through the undergrowth and free up nutrients.. The fires are an integral part of the ecological here , often from lightning strike in Nature.. They burn fast and though they scar the trunks of the palm and cypress and burn the undergrowth, It doesn't kill most of the healthy plants... The fires also allow many native plants to set seeds and grow, protects against invasive plants and insects and the new growth provides forage for herbivores


If the fires did not happen frequently as it should though debris would build up and when a fire did eventually happen from drought and lightning or human error the flames would burn too hot and linger too long..killing much and getting out of control. Nature is an amazing thing.


















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Nice shots, and thanks for the interesting explanation. I never heard of fire that could be useful to Nature.
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QuoteOriginally posted by brewmaster15 Quote
Prescribed Burn in South Florida, northern part of Everglades National Park, Big Cypress area. These Burns are intentional set fires by forest Managers that burn through the undergrowth and free up nutrients.. The fires are an integral part of the ecological here , often from lightning strike in Nature.. They burn fast and though they scar the trunks of the palm and cypress and burn the undergrowth, It doesn't kill most of the healthy plants... The fires also allow many native plants to set seeds and grow, protects against invasive plants and insects and the new growth provides forage for herbivores

If the fires did not happen frequently as it should though debris would build up and when a fire did eventually happen from drought and lightning or human error the flames would burn too hot and linger too long..killing much and getting out of control. Nature is an amazing thing.
The first few photos are quietly haunting.

Thank you for the photos - and the explanation.
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Interesting photos and terrain. Thanks for posting.

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