Several weeks ago the NC Forest Service along with Brushy Mountain Volunteer Fire Department conducted a site preparation burn on a client’s land in the Brushy Mountains. The site was sprayed with herbicide in August. The fire was the final step in getting the site ready to plant.
Before the fire.
Wilkes County Assistant County Ranger Michael Crouse is conducting the pre-burn safety meeting. Michael is also the Fire Boss on this burn.
Alleghany County Assistant County Ranger Russell Choate stringing fire with a drip torch.
During the fire.
Fire is out. Tree planting season is coming soon.