Cason & Associates
Land Management Professionals
Serving Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Northern Illinois
Cason & Associates
Land Management Management Professionals In Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Northern Illinois
Cason & Associates, servicing the Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Northern Illinois areas, conducts forestry mowing throughout the year, to remove invasive brush and to release desired understory species, which can reverse years of site neglect and lack of management. Mowing and mulching are essential aids to restoration and management. While brush and understory cover is necessary for some wildlife, completely overgrown and dense patches of land offer little habitat benefit to most species. When managing prairies, mowing allows for both direct sunlight openings and warm season(native) grasses to compete against aggressive cool season grass.
When our biologists mow forests and prairies, we selectively mow to release desired species such as oak, pine, maple and aspen. We target buckthorn, honeysuckle, black locust, Japanese barberry and overgrown native brush. Following mowing or mulching, we highly recommend treating the cleared areas to prevent the cut species from regrowing. We have a bloom-less mechanical application system and backpack sprayers for more targeted and harder to reach areas. Once treated, we recommend planting or seeding native species to ensure this now open terrain is not re-colonized by undesired species. We offer planting and seeding services for your Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Northern Illinois areas. To learn more, please contact us today!
Controlled Burn Consultations, Plans & Preparations
Did you know that fires historically took place every 2-4 years on Wisconsin landscapes? In fact, most of our endangered ecosystems are fire dependent. Many people look at fire as a negative, when in truth, fires in natural landscapes create a disturbance that rejuvenates the land.
In our current culture, when people think of fires, they think of the raging wildfires that pose threats to structures and life. When managing ecosystems with fire, we refer to controlled and prescribed burns. These fires burn and disturb the landscape, but several precautions are taken to ensure the fire only occurs in the prescribed area, is unable to leave the containment zone, both people and equipment are on hand to keep the fire under control and that the weather conditions are ideal for maintaining a controlled burn.