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Old 10-18-2020, 08:14 AM   #1
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What are you reseeding with after you burn cedar piles? It gets so hot it sterilizes the soil and nothing regrows.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:50 AM   #2
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What are you reseeding with after you burn cedar piles? It gets so hot it sterilizes the soil and nothing regrows.

Rye grass? That stuff will sprout on concrete lol. Is it possible to remove the top few inches and replace with a load of topsoil or something?


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Old 10-18-2020, 10:20 AM   #3
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Rye for quick cover winter
Depending upon where you are? Side oat grama
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:54 AM   #4
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What if you just cut and let lay. There should be grass grow back through them. The turkeys and other critters will thank you too.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:19 AM   #5
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What if you just cut and let lay. There should be grass grow back through them. The turkeys and other critters will thank you too.
Till it catches on fire and gets out of control, and also itís unsightly
Up here in the Hillcounrty
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:25 AM   #6
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i have not had any problems with anything regrowing where i have burned my cedar piles. about a month ago i burned more than 30 piles, 90% cedar, and threw oats down the following weekend and i have a stand of oats now right where the piles were.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:43 AM   #7
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If your piles are huge, that means the fire has that much fuel to burn, and kills all the seeds in the surrounding soil. Try smaller piles. Are you in rocky soil?
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:52 AM   #8
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Excuse the ignorance, but how come you guys burn the cedar up there?
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:53 AM   #9
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Other than shredding it, how else do you want me to get rid of it?
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:55 AM   #10
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Sorry. I meant to ask how come the cedar is not wanted on the land?
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:56 AM   #11
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Any spot I've burned piles it always grows back with nice grass. I've burned a bunch.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:02 PM   #12
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What if you just cut and let lay. There should be grass grow back through them. The turkeys and other critters will thank you too.
Iím doing a lot of this too
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:04 PM   #13
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If your piles are huge, that means the fire has that much fuel to burn, and kills all the seeds in the surrounding soil. Try smaller piles. Are you in rocky soil?
Yes, rocky soil
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:08 PM   #14
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Where you burning, where's your place
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:13 PM   #15
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Sorry. I meant to ask how come the cedar is not wanted on the land?
Cedar has zero value as far as wildlife except for thermal cover and you only need patches of that, not the whole place. Nothing grows under it, it has little monetary value, so itís just not desirable.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:34 PM   #16
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Cedar has zero value as far as wildlife except for thermal cover and you only need patches of that, not the whole place. Nothing grows under it, it has little monetary value, so itís just not desirable.
Thanks. No cedar down here, just lots of mesquites
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