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JOHN D. RUSSELL/MORNING NEWS Extension associate T.J. Savereno, who specializes in wildlife biology, watches the fire line during a prescribed burn, Monday, March 4, 2013, on the property of the Pee Dee Clemson Extension on Pocket Road. Throughout the month Savereno and others will be doing the burns to maintain good wildlife habitat.
Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 2:00 am
FLORENCE – On Monday, Pee Dee Clemson Research and Education Center carried out a prescribed burn to a Loblolly forest totalling approximately 40-acres.
Smoke could be seen from miles away during certain parts of the day. A prescribed burn is a controlled fire that is done to maintain good wildlife habitat. The fire kills wood brush that closes off the canopy floor and controls hardwoods that compete with pine trees for nutrients and sun light.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 2:00 am.