After the Fire Series
Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany, New York
Wildfires are terrible, controlled burns are different and necessary for ridding a forest of dead leaves, tree limbs, and other debris. In fact, a prescribed burn can actually help prevent a destructive wildfire by removing fuels from the landscape. Controlled burns can also reduce insect populations and destroy invasive plants. And I have to admit, these places are fascinating for documenting the aftermath.