Long time Pure Floridians know I do these micro-burns every year on a hand full of tiny meadowy open patches amongst my forest.
I do it for the gophers, for the wild, native forbs and flowers, for the deer, for a wildfire preventative, and for my own pyrosatisfaction.
A controlled burn is like painting a room.
When it's over, you can tell you accomplished something.
A new (Husky) chainsaw from Santa is going to transform much of the oak trunk into firewood, but the many grapevines and small scraggly upper branches that came down with it made it pretty hard to get in there with the saw.
I used fire to remove most of them and rejuvenate the meadow beneath.
Now I can get in there safely with a tiger (chainsaw) by the tail.
Actually, today looks good, but we are fencing and I may not get to that.
That's another post though ... a Fence Post.