Category Archives: Burns

Worst Dogwood Display Ever

It looks like 2013 will be the worst display Flowering Dogwood since we moved here 43-years ago. Fire and drought are the key reasons for this loss. We routinely burn the entire property as part of our land management. A … Continue reading

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Controlled Burn Today

Controlled Prairie Burn Today Matt arranged a controlled burn on two of our prairies: the Dog Leg Prairie and the 5-acre Prairie. Matt did a lot of work preparing for the burn to make sure that it was contained. With … Continue reading

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Backburn by the Cemetery Field

Duncan and Matt started doing controlled burns again today. It had been too wet for the last couple months. Burning is one of the key management tools on the 600-acres at the PGT.

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Tree Damage from Burns

A tree damaged by a burn. Burning the grassland and the woods is a key part of managing the PGT. Since one of our goals is beauty, we ask our groundskeepers (Matt and Duncan) to look comb the woods for … Continue reading

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Burning Brush to open up views

Duncan Foss Burning Brush To create the “Garden” in the Prairie Garden Trust is takes a lot of brush clearing. This week Duncan Foss (shown above) and Matt Barnes are clearing The Savannah opening up views to the bluffs that … Continue reading

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Wildfire

A Wildfire in our woods today Our neighbor Will Marshal called to tell me he saw smoke coming from the PGT this afternoon. I drove over to a remote part of the property (“Round Top”) and found a wildfire slowly … Continue reading

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