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The Sandhills Prescribed Burn Association (Sandhills PBA) will be hosting its first event of the year this coming Saturday, January 13, 2024, and is inviting the public to lend a hand planting longleaf pine tree seedlings at one of the Sandhills PBA’s newest landowners’ property.

“This Saturday come join us and learn how to plant containerized longleaf and how to prepare and plan your sites for planting. Depending on what you have to start with, there are many different site prep techniques,” an announcement from the Sandhills PBA said.

The event will be held at the land owned by the Louya family, located at 396 Maultsby Road, Aberdeen.


“This Saturday, we’ll see what the Louyas did to prepare their land as they brought in and used a whole tree chipper. We will be providing trees and tools. All you have to do is show up. RSVP is not required. There will be instructions on how to plant longleaf at 10 a.m., but please feel free to come at any time between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,” the announcement said.

Attendees are recommended to view a video of ways of looking at reestablishing/restoring longleaf pine forests. The video is available through Georgia State University at The LongLeaf Alliance on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/@TheLongleafAlliance.

Additionally, the N.C. Forest Service will hold its second annual F.L.A.M.E. Week February 5-10 at Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest in Elizabethtown.

“F.L.A.M.E. is an acronym for ‘Fire Learning and Mitigation Education.’ This year’s event will feature six days of programming, both virtual and in-person, for landowners, educators, nature enthusiasts and the general public. The purpose of F.L.A.M.E. Week is to increase public awareness of the many facets of prescribed burning and wildfires, and how both good and bad fire affect North Carolina,” an announcement said.

For more information on the Sandhills PBA and upcoming events, visit www.sandhillspba.org.

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