NN8439 : Heather burning, Glen Quaich

taken 9 years ago, near to Garrow, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Heather burning, Glen Quaich
Heather burning, Glen Quaich
Rotational heather burning is essential for good moorland management. If not managed, heather grows into a dense mass of long woody stems, which supports very little wildlife and has reduced nutritional value for livestock and birds.
Heather burning is a very old method of controlling and prolonging the life cycle of heather. It is a very skilled operation and must be carried out with extreme caution. There are strict guidelines that must be adhered to for a successful and safe burn.
By law the 'muir burn' must take place between 1st October and 15th April each season.
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 May, 2010
Category
Moorland burn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 841 392 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:31.8669N 3:53.1463W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 841 394
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