Lowman Ranger District Plans to Start Burning Tree Wells

Posted by swidrxfire - March 8, 2012 - Fire Update, News - No Comments

The Lowman District plans to start burning tree wells around Pine Flats campground as early as Friday (March 9) and into next week pending weather and smoke approval.

The Pine Flats Tree Well RX is 84 acres and is situated adjacent to and within the Pine Flats campground off of the Banks-Lowman rd.  The tree wells of large ponderosa pine will be burned by hand ignition to reduce the litter and duff accumulation.  Burning now while the trees are dormant helps to minimize secondary tree mortality during subsequent burning activities and/or in the event of a wildfire.