When a fire burns through an area, it often kills much of the vegetation in its path. It’s important to manage what grows back in its place. With no competition from native trees and vegetation, invasive species (both native and exotic) are likely to gain a foothold.
- Keep an eye on invasive species like Chinese tallow, chinaberry, yaupon holly and eastern red cedar, which can easily sprout and regrow.
- If needed, follow up with herbicide treatments to ensure the invasive species doesn’t take over your property.
- Closely manage your oak trees to ensure that you don’t end up with an overpopulated oak forest in place of a pine forest.