If you see smoke rising from one of HQPlantations State Plantation Forests on a cool winter's day it may just be us conducting "fuel reduction burning" in these forests.

Fuel reduction burning removes accumulated forest litter (leaves and needles, grass etc) from the forest floor during primarily winter to reduce fuel for wildfires that may occur during more hazardous conditions, particularly in the spring and early summer months when higher temperatures can combine with periods of lower rainfall and humidity.