Comparison of two Planned Burns in Heathy Dry Forest

Two autumn burns in the same Ecological Vegetation Class (Heathy Dry Forest) have different effects depending on the climatic conditions preceding the burn.

Nerrina Forest

Burnt in autumn 2011 following a summer of heavy rainfall.

Cool, patchy burn with no damage to trees. © FNCB 2009

Bushranger Reserve

Burnt in autumn 2009 after several dry years and a very hot summer.

Hot burn. Stems with hollows have fallen © FNCB 2009

All understorey along drainage line burnt. © FNCB 2009

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