Saturday, January 19, 2013

Time to Burn the Weeds – Feel the Heat!

There is always something to do at the nursery. This week we did property clean-up which included picking weeds. Nobody enjoys picking weeds but we do enjoy a nice warm fire in winter. The weeds were picked and piled in anticipation. We called the local fire marshal first to confirm it was a burn day and it was. Then we gathered our shovels and water hoses just in case. We gathered around the weeds we had piled and the fire was started.


It began small.


It roared to life.


It burned hot. Can you feel the heat?


As the weeds were consumed we had more smoke than fire.


The fire diminished, then was thoroughly extinguished with water


Picking weeds has its rewards!

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

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