Fire Damaged Tree Questions
ecsi at bigfoot.com
Sun Aug 2 06:06:40 EST 1998
I live in one of the areas where the wildfires hit a few weeks ago. I
live on 5 acres of forest, and most of the trees (mostly pines) are fire
damaged. The local "pulpwood" tree butchers are trying to convince me to
cut everything like my neighbors, but I hate to do it if any of them have
a chance to make it. Most of the trees are burned 10-20 feet up, and
appear to still be green at the top. Some have sap coming out of the
tree, others don't. What are the chances that a tree with some fire
damage can re-grow it's bark, and if they are still alive, will the bugs
get in and kill them anyway?
I hate to cut everything and turn this once beautiful tract into a field
- I'd just as soon sell it than live on it under those circumstances.
More information about the Plantbio