Fire is a critical land management tool in Florida that encourages the growth of new plants, promotes seed distribution, and, critically, reduces accumulated plant matter that could fuel a wildfire. The Garden began a prescribed burn program in 2023 and successfully completed three. Safety precautions include the creation of firebreaks to contain the blaze to its designated area and the removal of vines and low-growing branches to keep the fire from climbing into the canopy. A certified burn manager, his team, and other regional conservation partners join our fire-certified staff in conducting this operation.

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