Scrub & High Pine

fire in scrub community, Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary, Brevard CountyScrub and high pine ecosystems occur on well-drained soils and are pyrogenic -- the flora and fauna have adaptations to fire.

Scrub is maintained by high-intensity fires that occur infrequently, perhaps once every 10 to 100 years, depending on fuel loads and ignition probability.

prescribed fire, photo by Mike JacobsonHigh pine communities require frequent low-intensity fires that occur every 1 to 10 years, sometimes less often.