• Was a fire intentionally set at Frohring Meadows?

    Question

    My kids and I were wondering why it looks like Frohring Meadows had a fire intentionally set. Is that something the park does annually to prevent overgrowth?

    Naturalist's Response

    Thank you for asking. Yes, a prescribed fire was conducted at Frohring Meadows on March 23. This habitat management technique keeps this meadow in an early successional state, removing woody vegetation (trees, shrubs, invasives) that are trying to establish. Geauga Park District burns sections of the meadow each year on a rotation. And don’t worry, the sites will be very lush and green within a few short weeks.

    -Land Steward Joel Firem