After The Fire: Douglas Firs Grow Back, Without Help

Nov 13, 2018

You can count on two events after any major forest fire: 1) life returns to the forest, and 2) someone suggests salvage logging as a way for the forest to grow back like it was. 

A recent study that involved scientists from Oregon State and Portland State focused on the Klamath region on both sides of the state line. 

And with one tree species in particular, the famous Douglas fir, the study found the tree grows back well without any salvage logging. 

Melissa Luchash is one of the study's authors; she gives details on the findings.