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WILDFIRES & DISASTERS
  • FIRE DANGER: DEALING WITH STANDING DEAD TREES

    When a wildfire burns through an area, standing dead trees - or snags - are often left in its wake. It’s important to take note of these trees because they could fall at any time.

    If the trees are near your home or in an area where you spend a lot of time outdoors, they should be cut down to prevent potential injuries and damage to property. This isn’t as big of a concern for trees that are farther away from your home or on parts of your property that you rarely visit.

      


     + How Do You Know if Your Pine Trees are Dead?

    If your pine tree has been burned over and doesn’t have any green foliage.

    In a normal year with normal rainfall, a pine could be scorched and have all its needles turn brown and still possibly make a comeback. Trees that maintain live green foliage have the best chances for survival. 

     

     + + How Do You Know if Your Oak Trees are Dead?
    If fire burned the foliage off your oak, the tree is probably not going to come back. 

    It may still have some sprouts, but it is likely dying. Oaks with leaves that were scorched but didn’t drop or burn off have a better chance of survival.

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