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By Sharon Bokan
Small Acreage Coordinator, CSU Extension Boulder County 

Plant Reactions to wildfire


August 4, 2021

Fireweed post High Park fire in Larimer County

Wildfires are devastating to landscapes. However devastating we think wildfires are, some plants have adapted to wildfires and rely on them. In the past, the plains and foothills areas experienced low to medium intensity fires every 10 to 30 years. These fires served to clean up the duff and dead wood, and killed young tree seedlings that had not developed fire resistance. Due to these low...

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