February 12, 2013
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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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.