The last 2 weekends they were burning the rye strips and fields in the Greenwood tract, both sides of rt 539. I asked if they planned on burning any woods between the fire breaks. Yes if he weather permits but said the ground is so damp it wouldn't burn well so that's why they were concentrating on the rye strips. Yesterday they were burning the woods in the area of the 50 fields but it was more smoldering than burning. Areas in the burn didn't burn well and what did burn was more charred than burned. As in years past they're way behind schedule.
They definitely dont burn like they used too. Whole big blocks woukd be burnt which is good for the pines. Now they barely burn the leaves off the ground. Guy did they burn just the big field at howardsville?
Their time window is short, then weather, snow, rain, high winds. I remember the big burns in years past but think the possibility of getting out of control and turning into a forest fire which has happened is a limiting factor why you don't see that now.