Some ponderosa forests may not regrow after fires, study says

The Bulletin mentions the Deschutes Land Trust and several other local organizations working to combat a changing climate bringing longer, drier, and hotter fire seasons to Central Oregon.
By Stephen Hamway
The Bulletin



Climate change is not only making fire season hotter, drier and longer across the West, but it also may be making it harder for ponderosa pine forests to regrow after devastating wildfires, according to a study.

The study was published earlier this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a scientific journal, and examined the relationship between climate trends and how immature ponderosa pine and Douglas fir trees respond after severe wildfires...