After 13 years farming and making wine here at big table farm in Gaston OR, Brian and I started preparing 13 acres of our farm to plant vineyard a year ago. As part of this process, we needed to reclaim our hillside, and there was only one solution readily available for dealing with all the brush, small fir trees and invasive scotch broom we took out. That was to get rid of the piles with an open burn. Burning brush is the most widely accepted ag solution for brush and wood ‘waste’ created when you are converting land from one ag use to another…

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