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Nature: Douglas Fir Trees and Forest Fires

"99-0490" by Forest Service - Northern Region is licensed under CC BY 2.0

September 17, 2020 - 12:39 pm

This story first broadcast in January of 2018

In this KBCS nature series segment, Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, talks to KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about the benefits of allowing fires burn away the undergrowth. They also discuss how the Douglas Fir tree’s thick bark helps protect it from forest fires and why the intensity of forest fires has increased since modern fire suppression techniques have developed in the past few hundred years.

 

99-0490” by Forest Service – Northern Region is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Producers Yuko Kodama and Ruth Bly