Trees that are no longer productive are often removed from the ground and collected into a pile for burning. The most common reason trees are removed and burned right now is because of citrus greening disease. The trees are gathered into a designated area, then allowed to dry out for several weeks as shown here. Trees collected over a several week period can be pretty high, but the piles are broken down into more manageable sections when they’re burned. Growers work with local county and fire officials to make sure burning is carried out in a safe manner.

• Aperture:ƒ/10• Credit:Steve Rogers• Camera:NIKON D600• Taken:March 14, 2013• Focal length:50mm• ISO:320• Shutter speed:1/400s