Burn Season: Fall 2016

kishwaukeearcher4In the midst of the growing season, you might not think of autumn and the timing of controlled burns. However, now is the perfect time to plan for your fall controlled burn project. With permitting taking up to 90 days, it’s a good idea to get a jump on the process.

Why a controlled burn?

  • Control weedy tree and shrub saplings, some invasive plants, and clean up the site for ease of control later in the season.
  • Stimulate the growth of native plants by getting sunlight to the soil, thus encouraging greater diversity of plants, insects, and animals.
  • Kills ticks.

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Featured Project: Bringing Bison Home

Bison After photo 5Our client was acquiring a small herd of bison for his rural property and wanted to evoke the grasslands of the past. Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. was contracted to design and implement restoration of existing pasture areas and agricultural fields. After three years of careful stewardship, it is not only a lush pasture, but a beautiful prairie rich in wildflowers and flowing grasses. The blend of flowers, grasses, and sedges creates year-round interest and makes the pasture a favorite site, even in winter. The clients have experienced increased varieties of birds, mammals, and insects, particularly pollinators. Monarch butterflies are frequently found enjoying the flowers. Read More…

Spring Clean Up: Bring Your Woods Back to Life

Ada Harmon-05 2005Spring is a special time in the Midwest where we shake off the weariness of winter and Mother Nature celebrates with a burst of color. Have you walked in the woods looking for spring wildflowers? Have you experienced the magic of Jack-in-the-Pulpit or carpets of Virginia Bluebells? Midwestern woodlands should be open so you can see through the trees. Birds forage from the tips of the branches to the ground layer covered with wildflowers and grasses. Read More…

Pizzo Group to host ACTHA “prescribed fire” webinar on June 4th

HOA Prescribed Fire Are you an HOA board member, property manager, or resident looking for more information on prescribed fire? Join the Pizzo Group on June 4th for a highly visual and informational webinar hosted by ACTHA. This webinar will cover a general overview of prescribed fire, its use, safety precautions, permit requirements, benefits and community association strategies.

 

Registration is $20 for ACTHA members and $50 for non-members.

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