America's Forest - July 2015

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Southern Pine and Prescribed Burning - Westvaco Timberlands - Summerville, South Carolina.

This natural mixed pine/hardwood forest has been prescribed burned to stimulate the growth of understory plants and remove overcrowded plant species, thereby improving wildlife food browse. Prescribe burning also reduces the chance of catastrophic wild fires. This management practice, performed on a two-to-three year cycle has proven to increase foods for many wildlife species. Westvaco has consistently demonstrated leadership in sustainable forest management, wildlife conservation, and wood and paper products.

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