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Good Fire On The Land At Indian Canyon!

Good fire on the land at Indian Canyon! “Our meadow restoration practices [with fire] have proven that we don’t need to reintroduce species, because what belongs there is there and or will be brought back there by the habitat while traveling through the meadow. All the plants that belong there will flourish when the water returns and the openness returns and the sunlight returns and they are no longer competing for space and moisture or light.“ -Ron Goode, North Fork Mono Tri

Fire Mimicry Takes Many Forms...

“What would fire do?” Fire mimicry takes many forms, clearing is a big aspect of healing Oak groves! A healthy, low intensity fire would creep through the land and burn up any low vegetation, unlock nutrients, reduce pathogens and clean the forest floor! 📍 Mutsun Territory, in Tayauta “home of the elk” #chainsaw #clearing #treeclearing #treepruning #treehealth #treehealthcare #treehealing #chainsawwoman #chainsawman #landback #honornativeland #goodfire #fire #whatwouldfiredo

Tending The Land With Fire At Indian Canyon

Tending the land with Fire at Indian Canyon ~ Mutsun Ohlone Territory. 🔥 Deep thanks to @coyotewoman/@kanyonkonsulting for welcoming us to this sacred land! #honornativeland #fire #culturalburning #controlledburning #controlburn #pileburn #fireback #landback #tending #firetending #freefire #stewardship #tendingthewild #firelover #firelife #burnbabyburn #burn #indiancanyon

Canopy Coverage

Canopy coverage of Oak Trees is ideal with 90% canopy & 10% sky We’ll see how these Coast Live Oaks improve after treatments! Located on Awaswas territory. #trees #oaktree #santacruz #awaswas #honornativeland #canopy #treecanopy #treelove #treecare #treenetwork #landback #stewardship #tendit #healing #treehealth #treehealing #nature #views #lovemyjob #love #earthing #naturebeauty #treeworker #supportlocalbusiness #elemental

Fire Tended Ancestor Oak in Ramaytush Territory

This Coast Live Oak is approx. 500 years old. The hollow center is an intentionally burned silo that can be used for acorn/food storage. Indigenous people intentionally burn Oaks to stimulate growth, good development of acorns, resistance to disease/insects and to maintain the overall health of the tree. These Ancestor Trees are the living memories of harmonious traditional Indigenous stewardship. The majority of trees that show hollow centers with fire scars are intentionall

Exciting Mushroom!

Exciting mushroom results from our fire mimicry treatment! A beautiful Bolete mushroom growing underneath a treated Coast Live Oak. The minerals & compost tea applied to the soil supported the mycorrhizal network to promote fruiting bodies! Boletes were present under multiple treated Oaks on this property in Tayuta “home of the elk” (Watsonville) on Awaswas/Mutsun territory. #treehealth #oak #coastliveoak #bolete #mushroomtree #mushroom #mycorrhizal #firemimicry #composttea #

Insect Damage Surgery

Insect damage surgery See full process of our surgery steps! 1. Reveal of decayed & eaten tissue that is darkened & infected from insects & worms eating through the tree 2. Hatcheting reveals red (healthy) tissue and shows perimeter of surgical section 3. Multi-tooled finished surgery with all infection removed 4. Fully cauterized tissue: the fire stimulates healing of the tree after it has been opened 5. Limewash poultice to provide calcium to the healing area and keep the t

Benefits of Limewash On Trees

Golden hour limewash ❤️‍🔥 Benefits of Limewash on trees: The limewash is a very necessary part of the process. We call it “liquid fire” it essentially acts as a protective coat to the trunk that is very alkalizing and high in calcium. It prevents insects, mosses and lichens from colonizing the tree bark and reduces further cracking/splitting in the tissue. The bark of Coast Live Oaks should be smooth, but because of the Calcium and nutrient deficiency with no fire or additio

Spreading Minerals

Spreading minerals on limewashed Coast Live Oaks in Chochenyo territory (Oakland) #honornativeland