Topsail State Park Habitat Restoration

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  1. KW Land Works

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    We recently did some forestry mulching out at Topsail State Park. By mowing the grown up brush, it gives the vegetation that would normal thrive after a natural wildfire a chance to proliferate. IMG_20170511_182448907.jpg
    In the image above, there's a stark contrast from where we mowed a month prior to where we didn't mow. Ideally, this property would be burned every 1-5 years to maintain the native plant and animal communities that are inherently fire adapted. One reason or another, it hasn't been burned so mechanical fuel reduction is prescribed and we accomplish that with our brush mulching equipment.

    The best part of these jobs is coming back afterwards and seeing what grows. You'd never expect pitcher plants to sprout where thick brush was once growing but after we run our forest clearing equipment through there the results are sometimes magical.
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    For more habitat restoration photos, check out KW Restoration and our blog at KW Blog
     
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  2. John G

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    Nice Pitcher Plants...

    Love it.

    Can we please encourage them to eat Yellow Fly's?
     
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    wonderful. thanks for posting!
     

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