Burning Plants Down To Help Them Sprout Back Up
Usually when you hear about fire, usually the goal is to put the fire out, but today at Morningside Park in Gainesville, city officials were lighting up.
The city set 13 acres ablaze as a way to help spur new growth and help animals native to the area thrive.
Removing densely populated trees like oak helps sunlight reach the forest floor and helps new pine and grasses grow.
Those plants provide food for animals like tortoises and help the overall ecosystem.
The park was closed to the public during the process but could reopen as early as Tomorrow.
New vegetation will take root in a couple of weeks.
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