Controlled burns are an essential part of maintaining a Longleaf Conservation Forest and between July 30 – August 2 we will be conducting the largest burn ever of our 35 acre Longleaf Forest. We encourage everyone to come out to this unique event – there is nothing quite like it! If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below. Special thanks to the The Nature Conservancy of Alabama, The Longleaf Alliance, Alabama Forestry Commission, and the City of Mobile for partnering with us on this burn.
Prescribed Burns at Mobile Botanical Gardens
Written by Seth Allen, MBG Horticulture Director & Curator of Collections
July 21, 2019
It’s time again to burn the 35 acre longleaf conservation area at Mobile Botanical Gardens. Visiting this area is like entering a portal to the past. Longleaf pine forests once covered an estimated 90 million acres from Virginia to Texas. Now only about 4 percent remain making the longleaf pine ecosystem one of the most threatened in North America. The longleaf ecosystem is one of the most species diverse in North America, hosting a vast array of plants and animals.
The longleaf conservation area at Mobile Botanical Gardens is one of the last longleaf stands in the city of Mobile. The area was preserved due to…