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Vegetative Recovery after Wildfire
This information sheet discusses the ability of trees in major Colorado forest types to withstand fire damage or reestablish after a fire. Characteristics such as thickness of the bark, rooting depth, needle length, bud size, and degree of scorch contribute to the resistance and survival of a tree after a fire event. The effects on seed reserves and the ability of aspen trees, many shrubs, and grasses to re-sprout from underground roots are also addressed.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Ecology
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. 1995-2001.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-635
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Colorado State University, Cooperative Extension

Author: Randy Moench
Colorado State Forest Service Nursery