Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Heather burning has begun!

On October 1st the ranger team began controlled heather burning on the hill. This is part of the management to encourage regeneration, and therefore provide a mixture of age ranges in the heather. The fires are controlled with beaters and a high power water jet is on standby to put out the fire when the burn has covered the required area.
Lighting the heather.

Fire beater.

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