Fire is usually considered to be bad, right? Not always. Fires are mostly viewed as life-threatening disasters. But prescribed burning can actually help at Landings in The Glen prairies that surround the ponds. The burn improves the property and its value. By knowingly setting planned fires, called prescribed burns, you can both improve wildlife habitat as well as keep foliage areas open to beauty and grace.
Prescribed burning is still used by some growers and by other land managers such as the Department of Natural Resources and Acres (who does the burn for Landings in the Glen in Glenview). When properly managed, fire can rejuvenate open areas to create plush and healthy prairies.
Contrary to common lore, the fire burn actually helps many open-land wildlife species. Burning stimulates new grass growth that animals use for nesting and hiding. It also delays the growth of brush and trees, which can surpass open areas and crowd out some animal and plant types.
Historical burning has been rejuvenating grasslands and bushlands throughout this region, especially in The Glen in Glenview. Tallgrass prairies and open bushland’s were kept free of trees by occasional wildfires that swept across the countryside and in The Glen in Glenview.
Fire set back or killed intruding wooded shrubberies but did no harm to prairie grasses, whose roots extend deep beneath the ground surface. Though fires to prairies have continued to still be popular, prescribed burning has become less common over the last 40 years.
The bottom line is that prescribed burns can improve the prairies in Landings in The Glen in Glenview. Burning is often a cheaper way to manage vegetation than bulldozing, cutting, or using chemicals. Prescribed burning is also an environmentally sound means to improve wildlife habitat. You can also use fire to rejuvenate lands especially in Landings in The Glen. Burning pasture hastens green-up in the spring.
You can also use fire to rejuvenate lands especially in Landings in The Glen. Burning pasture hastens green-up in the spring.
As you can see by the pictures that the prescribed burn was done at the very end of March. In one of my past blogs I showed pictures of the ponds in Landings in The Glen in Glenview in early December. They were not pretty pictures but you can see the difference from December and how it looks after the burn.
I plan on doing another blog in June of the prairie that surrounds the ponds. This will be a great time to view the beauty of late spring. Stay tuned!
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