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The regrowth is starting already. Two weeks and one foot long shoots growing back.

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There's lots of coyote poop in the ashes. The coyotes eat a lot of mesquite seeds which pass through. I wonder if the mesquite will gain an advantage from the fire over the invasive salt cedar.

 

There was a big windstorm yesterday with lots of blowing dust. I was surprised that a lot of the ash stayed in place to nourish the regrowth. The ash blew away most in the salt cedar burned area and around the bases of the palms. The bamboo retained a lot of the ash. Interesting dynamic.

 

The burn affected a lot of the local biomass. Fortunately my lake is right next door to offer something other than barren clay.

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I'll try to post more as things develop.

 

Eric

post #122 of 122

Lots of regrowth. There has been almost no rain so all the regrowth is from the groundwater. The bamboo is thriving, the salt cedar suffering. But it was not doing that well before the fire either.

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The palm trees have completely recovered.

 

Eric

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