Fire proof your orchard

This year has been dry in Kansas and it’s necessary to discuss fire though none of us want to! There are some good tips and information here Preparing for fire | Good Fruit Grower. Most people live in residential areas but remember a cigarette or exhaust from a passing car is all it takes. If your orchard lawn is brown it’s enough. Frequently trees have hay and wood chips stacked around them to hold water but they may be dried out now like a small camp fire circle.