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western perimeter 1990

western perimeter of pineland

1990

1990 pineland perimiter

western perimeter of pineland

1990

1990 aerial

1990 aerial photo

 

1989 pineland understory
Pine Rockland understory 1989
1989 pineland understory
Pine Rockland understory 1989
1990 prescribed burn
1990 prescribed burn
1990 prescribed burn

wettind down the firebreak

1990 prescribed burn

 

1990 prescribed burn

our 10 year old son, Christopher,

working the fire

1992 post Hurricane Andrew

Pine Ridge Sanctuary

post Hurricane Andrew 1992

 

1993 prescribed burn

2/1993 prescribed burn

 

 

1993 prescribed burn

2/1993 prescribed burn

 

 

1994 post Hurricane Andrew

the results of Hurricane Andrew

1994

The 1990s were active, to say the least. The Pineland in 1990 was fully in a maintenance phase and the property was so unique that we were registered with The Nature Conservancy. We had had our 4th prescribed burn on 7/26/1990 and 8/23/1990 - this one conducted by The Nature Conservancy.

Hurricane Andrew hit at 4:30 AM 8/24/1992 with winds up to 300 mph (485 km/hr) and 3 tornadoes that we know of cutting through the pineland. We lost 3,500 Pinus eliottii var. densa "South Dade Slash Pine" aging from 125 years old to possibly 1,000 years old or more. The remainder of the pines died from the IPS beetle infestation that followed the hurricane wind damage.

 


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