Hillsborough oaks respond to fire mimicry

3 05 2013

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Last year I began restoration work using fire mimicry on a stand of oaks in Hillsborough, CA. I did some clearing of woody understory and moss removal from the trunks, and added alkaline-rich minerals and compost tea to the soils. I also applied a lime spray to the trunks.

Here are the results after just one year.

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Please feel free to share this blog with any of your friends who care about their oaks. All the materials in the fire mimicry treatments involve natural, non-toxic compounds typically used in organic agriculture.

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