Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Timber industry is burning in Alabama, drought hampering future

Preparation for timberland that’s been harvested in Alabama with plans to replant often includes a controlled burn of the area. That work has been delayed, and planting young trees may be postponed since low soil moisture greatly reduces seedling survival.

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