a wildfire has run across a landscape, it often appears as
if the flames have destroyed all vegetation. However, many
of our native trees, shrubs, forbs and grasses have some mechanism
of coping with fire. Some will grow new leaves or needles;
others will re-sprout from their roots, while others have
fire resistant seeds that will sprout following a fire.
the response will depend on the intensity and duration of
the fire -- fast moving fires versus slow moving heavy wooded