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Updated: 12/06/2015 06:18:23PM

Controlling a burning question

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The Answer Man was intrigued by dueling letters to the editor from Englewood about dangers/benefits of controlled burning of area forest lands by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

G.R. thought it was a terrible idea to burn down good forest land, calling it a damaging insult to our wildlife and forests, and endangering the scrub jay to boot. T.B. disagreed heartily, contending that the burning actually helps the forests and preserves their wildlife by providing new growth for both.

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