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Old 08-28-2013, 01:25 PM   #55
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The Star Fire burned a lot of area around French Meadows and even though they reseeded, the brush got a good head start. But you can see the tops of the pines sticking out above the brush, eventually they'll get tall enough to shade it out.

I think a lot of the high intensity burning in the Rim Fire was in 20 year old pine plantations planted after the last fire. The trees are close together and have a higher percentage of needles relative to their size than bigger trees so the fire really gets going more so than a stand of mature timber.
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