Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife

What are Prescribed Fire Associations, and Why Should You Join One?

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Prescribed fire is an essential tool in forest management; however, many landowners are intimidated by its use. There are also specialized tools and equipment necessary to conduct a prescribed burn that not all landowners may have. This is where prescribed fire associations (PBA) (also called prescribed burn cooperatives) come in! A PBA is a group […]

Decision Making for Landowners With Storm-Damaged Timber

Loblolly pine stand with leaning trees.

Occasionally, South Carolina landowners experience storm damage to standing timber. When this occurs, landowners have many questions about what to do with their damaged trees. The following information provides guidelines for quick decision-making and priority setting. There are no simple guidelines that fit all situations. Damage after storms or weather events can occur in many […]