: A Hazy Shade of Winter (Speechless Sunday)

A Hazy Shade of Winter (Speechless Sunday)

A Hazy Shade of Winter (Speechless Sunday)

Controlled burning in the NJ Pinelands

Actually, it’s a sign of spring here in southern Ocean County, where the NJ Pinelands meet the Jersey Shore. 

The NJ Forest Fire Service is conducting controlled burns along Route 539, west of the Parkway in Little Egg Harbor.

The NJ Forest Fire Service sets the small fires to clear underbrush which could intensify wildfires.  New Jersey's spring wildfire season starts in March.   

The sky was Jersey Shore blue today, but not so on Route 539 in the Pinelands!

Prescribed Buning in the NJ Pinelands


NJ Pinelands off Route 539 Little Egg Harbor

 
 
 
  

     
Comment balloon 9 commentsLaura Giannotta • February 26 2012 12:53PM

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Controlled burns sure can prevent some major fires. Too bad it has taken so long for some people to realize that.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 6 years ago

Laura, it seems like March is a little early for wildfires.  I wouldn't have thought that was much of a problem up your way...guess I need to get out more.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 6 years ago

Than-Yes, people around here have mixed feelings about it!

Nick-It's never too early for a wildfire in the NJ Pinelands!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 6 years ago

If you hadn't told us and just posted the photos I would have thought someone had started a forest fire.  I don't agree or disagree with a controlled burn what are your thoughts?

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 6 years ago

While that top photo has a special feel to it, I am really fond of the last photo with the trail coming in from the side, and the leaves of red on the trees.  It was composed a little differently than many photographers would have done.  I like it especially, because of it's unique perspective.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 6 years ago

Myrl-My views, according to many are sometimes skewed!!! 

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 6 years ago

Laura - I understand the rational for the controlled burns but can't help but wonder what it does to the environment. We were in Florida Panhandle a while back and the smoke from the controlled burns created a haze in the sky over the Gulf of Mexico for days.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Kathy I know what mean...the fire Sunday didn't even smell like a NJ Pinelands fire!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 6 years ago

Mmm....spring is on the way....and this will put the scent in the air...and improve the shore eye candy as well.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 6 years ago

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