Burning Off


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Burning Off

 

the clearing of land by the removal of vegetation by burning. The method has been used to prepare forest soil for the cultivation of agricultural crops (slash and burn farming). In grassland management, meadows and pastures are burned off to improve the composition of grasses and to raise their productivity. Burning off is used at logging sites to clear logging waste, brush, and undesirable tree growth. Measures to prevent the spread of fire must be observed.

burning off

Heat-softening an age-dried paint film by use of an acetylene torch or blowtorch to permit its removal by scraping.
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A Holyhead Coastguard spokesman confirmed the smoke was actually caused by the Douglas Platform, which drills for oil and gas in the Irish Sea around 15 miles off the North Wales coast, burning off excess gas.
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6 million - about 15 times the cost of burning off the old brush in a controlled blaze.
Burning off the older brush lets in younger growth that is both less flammable and better food for deer and other wildlife, officials said.
The National Weather Service reported that today's weather will be much like it has for the past few days, with low clouds burning off in the late morning.
Firefighters are purposely igniting about 5,000 acres in the hills of Saugus for the sake of burning off high growth areas and to practice with their equipment, officials said Thursday.
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