|Midwestern Oak Woodland actively managed by fire.|
Oak Woodlands, like the one in this video, have been dependent on humans burning them every decade or so for many thousands of years. When they are burned the underbrush and less productive plant species such as maples are removed and the soil enriched. All benefiting the productivity of the oak trees and in turn befitting wildlife and people economically, aesthetically, and safety wise.
I had several posts on Oak Woodlands last fall pertaining to fire in the ecosystem and specifically Oak trees. Click here.