Longleaf Pines Flourish on an East Texas Ranch July 25 2014

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Longleaf Pines Flourish on an East Texas Ranch July 25 2014 United States Department of Agriculture
... In deep East Texas ... The reduced number of longleaf pines has not gone unnoticed by landowners and conservationists... Prescribed burns are a conservation practice used on longleaf pine forests. Fire reduces moisture and nutrient competition. The elimination of brush and other woody species also allows for native grasses and foraging plants to thrive. In turn, wildlife are drawn to the understory of longleaf pine forests.  “We’re getting wild plums and seeing more deer. There’s something for them to eat and for the birds to nest in,” ...

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