From Pain Comes Growth

A photo showing some burn damage from a recent forest fire near my home, on a popular hiking trail.

Even though the char remains, regrowth has already taken hold. Next year, new trees, ferns, and flowers will be here in abundance. Ten years from now, it will be just a memory.

Nature is awesome.



2 thoughts on “From Pain Comes Growth

  1. sneakypony August 29, 2012 / 12:05 pm

    Some of the burned trees may regrow, too. It depends on how deep the fire went, or if it only burned off external leaves and bark. Nature is resiliant, and tries to fill any void. You just have to look at my patio stones from week to week to see that – the weeds keep coming back. 🙂

    • Sabby August 29, 2012 / 12:15 pm

      I was amazed at how much has already revived itself. The damage from the fire breaks and heavy fire fighting equipment was sad to see though. Some big, old trees were just chopped and left. The debris from brushing out access roads and fire breaks was everywhere. I felt like we were traversing a logging area abandoned, not a nature trail. The amount of wood just left lying to rot was also sad. Hardwood, straight as an arrow, with enough girth for lumber was chopped into 3 ft sections and tossed to the side.

      Needs must when fighting fire, I suppose, but it felt careless and wasteful to me.

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