Page 23 - Georgia Forestry - Winter 2020
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   T here’s more to growing trees than just planting them in the ground, whether the growers are
private citizens who own timberland passed down
from generation to generation or a company that manages hundreds of thousands of acres of forests. Prescribed fire is used to clear the ground of thick brush that can divert nutrients from the trees and can fuel a potential wildfire. Landowners like Rayonier use advanced techniques and equipment such as drones to monitor the trees’ growth and health and the forest’s health as a whole. | 21

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