'Fire-oaks' provide valuable food and cover for wildlife in longleaf pine firelands

'Fire-oaks' provide valuable food and cover for wildlife in longleaf pine firelands

Hardwoods that invade longleaf pine and other frequently-burned forests, woodlands and savannas are often one of the major threats to the open pineywoods that many landowners and land managers are striving to restore and maintain for bobwhite quail and other declining grassland birds. But not all native hardwoods are the same in these ecosystems, according to Johnny Stowe, a prescribed fire manager for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
Source: SCDNR
'Fire-oaks' provide valuable food and cover for wildlife in longleaf pine firelands

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