Getting my fire lines finished up encircling about 15a. Goals are to knock back some of the millions of woody saplings, burn off thick layer of leaves to get more vegetation growing, and protect market trees. When should I light the fire? Been reading that late spring is good for knocking back woodies, but I’m already seen green things growing. Hate to kill good stuff. Head fire or backing fire? Protecting larger trees is one reason for this question, but putting a hurt on the .5-2” saplings is another. And also not being out there forever watching a backing fire. It’s steep and leaves are thick. I imagine a head fire will be hot, however it’s rocky and for some reason it seems like the big trees don’t have many leaves around their base. It’s glade-y looking 2’ around most big trees.