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Clearing Out

Without fires to control the landscape, Florida undergrowth can get a little wild. The palmettos were sky-high and way too dry, posing a huge threat. If they were to catch fire, they'd blaze up in an instant. Since a controlled burn really isn't an option in a neighborhood, we've been working on slowly pushing back the growth.

Now we've got some pretty big piles of palmettos laying around. They're great for fires, and even burn well when completely wet and green. It's been a lot of work (Taylor goes out almost every day after work), but without letting things take their natural course (wildfires caused by lightning), it's actually better for the ecosystem to clear it out every once in a while.


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