Burns of recruitment plots

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One of our long-term experiments evaluates the effects of burn treatments on seedling recruitment and survival (see abstract here:http://echinacea.umn.edu/bib/echinacea_abstracts.htm#wagenius_et_shaw_RE). Here are some photos documenting how we prepare plots for burning...

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Figuring out which plots need to be burned.

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Mowing burn breaks.

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Nice job, Brad.

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Successfully burned plots.

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The east half of Hegg Lake WMA was burned by the DNR. For our recruitment plots located within the burned region, we mowed burn breaks around plots we did NOT want to have burned.

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I am so happy that we were able to burn all plots in this experiment this year.

Thanks DNR crew!

So far, 4 plants in the experiment have flowered (of 820 alive in 2008). We are hoping for many more this year.

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