Controlled burn across from us

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by olefin, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Well, that's what it was suppose to have been. The island is a game preserve. Bet the animals didn't appreciate it. It happen this past Thursday.

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  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I bet someone behind a desk, that doesn't have a clue to the harm of animals, came up with that. What was the reason that they needed to do the control burn.
     

  3. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Wow! :crazy: It didn't appear to be under much control!:eek:oooh: Someone done messed up! :angry:
     
  4. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k Member

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    On the bright side next spring you will have a sure fire place to get morels.
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Hard to be uncontrolled on an island. Bet a few animals learned they could swim.
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is a lot of smoke. Looks like a lot of green pine is in there.
     
  7. cheapNdisgusting

    cheapNdisgusting Well-Known Member Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    The first picture is "Dayton" (if that is his real name)
    The second picture is Tommy Chong.
    All that smoke - 1+1+1= Where is Cheech?
     
  8. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Wow, all those greenhouse gases right into the atmosphere.....

    Why the burn I wonder?
     
  9. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Mickey, they say it's suppose to rid the ground of dead material to reduce fuel buildup and decrease the likelihood of serious hotter fire.

    Shane, it's about 115 acres half pine and hardwood.

    J.C., not sure they meant to burn the whole island. But you're right, it's not going to get off there.
    They did a burn on it a few years ago but only a small part burned. This time there was a good wind, they started the fire downwind but it spread up wind very fast.

    I've seen deer swimming to and from the island but this time never saw any.

    Another zoom picture.
    Shows the fire is on the ground. I was surprised how well it burn for we've had over 5 inches rain in the last week or so.

    Russell, looks like Tommy Chong has more hair on top than me. :smile2:
    Yes, me is Dayton for real. :wink:
     
  10. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    The most dangerous part was those boats riding around it cutting thru the smoke:eek:oooh::eek:oooh:
     
  11. Poppa

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    Ought to have got rid of the underbrush. Ought to be good walking
    for squirrel hunting if there are any squirrels left after that.
     
  12. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Worried about too much underbrush? Makes a guy wonder about a hotter fire on an island. I hope they know what they were doin, I'm sure they know more about it than I do. With that much rain lately its no wonder there is so much smoke. What will Al Gore say?
     
  13. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    When the Shenandoah National Park caught fire a few years ago, the NPS let it burn rather than control it. They claimed that there was a lot of dead underbrush that needed to be burned anyway.

    Well, they did successfully destroy hundreds of acres of laurel. The laurel had controlled the growth of other weeds. In a couple of years all hiking trails in the area were unpassable due to enormous weed growth. In fact, some bridle trails look like tunnels cut through the jungle-like underbrush. I certainly wouldn't want to ride a horse through those areas!

    I starting to believe that some of the most devastating disasters are created by morons thinking that they know how to control nature!

    I wonder who will pay the carbon offset cost for this controlled burn? :wink:
     
  14. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Joel, we sure enjoyed our drive last spring through the Shenandoah N P. We spent one night at a lodge inside the park.

    I agree with you about the burns.

    Here is another picture I took yesterday. Now showing lots of dead trees, sure hurt the looks of the place.
     
  15. cheapNdisgusting

    cheapNdisgusting Well-Known Member Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Thats a shame what happened to the island. Very poor management.

    I do CONTROLLED burns on my property, and this was an out-of-control burn.

    I was always taught NEVER START A FIRE YOU CAN'T PUT OUT IN A COUPLE MINUITS.

    Do it only in the winter when trees are dormant.

    Always have a back-up plan and fire breaks.

    Unfortunately that island is going to look like crap this summer.