A picture of a prescribed fire in a pine flatwood
This was, in this picture, a low intensity slow moving backing fire.
An example of a more intense fire from the same burn but later in the day. The fuel is different (saw palmetto as opposed to the earlier grasses). Winds were also picking up, thus adding more oxygen to fuel the flames.
The last leg of the fire. Classic example of how a pine flatwood burn with grasses understory would look. We wanted shorter flames that would not scorch the tops of the pine trees.
DISCLAIMER: We are doing these prescribed fires under certain climatic conditions and only after meeting criteria required by local fire departments as well as division of forestry. Staff have been trained on how to conduct these burns! Do NOT attempt these on your own property!