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Long term drought, burning permits, and brush fires

We recently had what’s known as a “red flag” warning in MA due to high winds and lack of recent ongoing precipitation, and there’s at least one brush fire that happened around then, and then another recently, and then yet another made the news.  So it looks like we’re not out of the woods yet despite milder winds.  Now it may seem odd to get such when there’s still snow on the ground in many places, but here we are.  I remember noticing last year how many evergreens around our neighborhood looked or outright were dying.  After the last major windy spell, I found myself picking up yet again more deadfall from the trees on or bordering our property, and that’s when I noticed the die back wasn’t just in other places in the neighborhood.

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