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Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by bajabill, Aug 26, 2013.
Love the progress!
some piles of cedar slash from the first great cedar blight were in the ring of fire
and the stately Chinquapin Oaks remain ready to rule the glade again
this slope had more mossy covered ground, without significant leaf cover that did not burn. The fire got to what it could get.
crazy behavior with some dead trees
The timber sure leaves alot of smolder when you burn it. Looks like your getting where you want to be.:
Thanks for posting all the pics. Making great progress. It will be neat to see the change the next couple of years!
That's a lot of cedars taken down! Big difference!
Wish I had the guts and knowledge to do a controlled burn. When I do it, I'll hire a crew. Don't want to be known as the guy who burned all of the woods in Clark County.
I'm like you, I'd love to do a burn but don't want to pay for the uncontrolled damage it might do.
I burn quite a few acres total every year. And I probably extinguish 3X's as much for work. A lot of people just throw a match out and let it rip. I spend 98% planning and backburning and 2% actually doing the controlled burn. Lots of factors go into the planning with wind, material to be burnt, topography, nearby structures, etc. Thought once about starting a crew, but the insurance is more than I would ever make in profit.
Chestnut seedlings, actually they are almost trees. Ready to plant.
I have 5 of these, poking out of the tubes.
Almost completed with the cedar removal. Light green lines are veins where the chinquapin oaks are. They grew along an elevation line, and the cedar patches grew above them on the hillside.
the area in the upper left of the aerial photo above. It covered both the hillside and the top of the end of this long ridge.
Awesome thread to follow btw.
about 4 years and running, not counting what we did prior without guidance, the tread really simply follows what we are doing, in the order we are doing it, all being orchestrated by MDC (shortgrass and his merry band of foresters). Available funds certainly dictates what can be done and when, but we are really trying to stay true to our original forest plan.
the NWSG field, that is much more native golden rod ragweed than grass and flowers. We used a drip/wipe application of glypho trying to avoid the tall desirables. This 6 acre field has occupied more of our time and effort than it deserves. But, we are not giving up......
Being at it for 4 years, what are the positives and the negatives to this.
Are you seeing more or less deer? Turkey?
This will be difficult for me to capture in typed communication.
Let me start with this - 4 years is not long! To clarify, we did start logging more than 10 years ago.
Since we are doing a piece at at time, we end up with a patchwork of progression, which is a good thing.
Turkeys, contrary to what our member rcg perpetuates every time forest alteration is mentioned, we see the same if not more turkeys.
Deer, not really much difference. One thing I am hoping and have not noticed, is more bachelor groups throughout the year. We never had that, and still do not. Too soon???? We have doe and young bucks, and the older bucks come in to play around October.