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High-intensity crown fires, such as the Rodeo-Chediski and the Wallow, can force long-term changes in ponderosa pine forests, making it unlikely for the trees to come back, according to researchers.

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Study finds crown fires can permanently kill off forest

Probe of two areas affected by Rodeo Chediski Fire yields grim portents for Rim Country

The ponderosa pine forests consumed in the most intense portions of the 462,000-acre Rodeo Chediski Fire may never come back, according to a long-term study of the slow, often faltering, effort of the forest to repair the damage from the massive blaze.


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