When is burning recommended?

  • The weed is an annual plant, such as yellow starthistle, that reproduces by seed
  • The infested area has a large amount of decadent material or thatch
  • The infested area does not have many desired species that could be negatively impacted by the fire

    Limits to Success:

    • There must be intensive planning to ensure the burn is safe and contained
    • There must be a plan for restoration or reseeding after the burn on the newly disturbed area.
    • Seedbanks of noxious weeds can still remain after fire
    • Specific noxious weed species respond with increased growth after fire and this method can be counter productive