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Old 07-26-21, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
​​​​​​Well, we finished the first of three months without too much hoo-ha.
Consider how many years it takes for an area to recover after a fire. It takes a long time for a fir or pine tree to grow to significant height.

With our long term apparent weather trends, forests may never be quite the same after a fire. Long term drought and hot summers may mean an end to endless square miles of fir and pine trees to be replaced by trees and vegetation better able to survive dry conditions.

Is having a camp fire important enough to risk it? Shards of broken glass on dry grass have been known to start grass fires. A tow chain dragging on rocks causing sparks. Someone carelessly flicking a cigarette out a car window.

Typically fire season is late August through September. We may still have 2 or 3 months before we get any substantial amount of rain here in the PNW.

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