Thursday 29 June 2023

The Scar Left by our Forest Fire


    I am still not used to seeing the large scar on our mountain left by the forest fire that swept across it in May.  The places where conifers grew are black with char, but the areas that had the deciduous trees are gray.  Some of those deciduous areas are now beginning to show greenish hues, as new leaves begin to develop on the branches.  Aspen trees reproduce using their huge network of roots, so hopefully they will return quickly if their roots were not damaged by the fire.  

    What you see in the photo above is not the entire fire, there is a huge section continuing right of the photo that was also burned.

    Below is a closeup of part of the photo above that better shows the details.

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