Smokey’s Tips for Safe Debris Burning

Smokey’s Tips for Safe Debris Burning

Spring is the time for us to emerge from our winter hibernation and start cleaning our yards to get rid of all the debris, leaves, limbs, and pine straw that has collected since last fall. The usual method to do this is to pile it in the yard, light a match and watch...
How Some Trees Can Defend Themselves Against Fire

How Some Trees Can Defend Themselves Against Fire

These days wildfire flames consume many of the earth’s forests more frequently than ever before. Now, a study from Princeton University suggests that trees in traditionally fire-prone areas have a competitive edge for survival: thicker bark, which helps shield their...