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2018-09-25. Scenes From a Charred Forest, Bursting With New Life.

posted Sep 25, 2018, 10:05 PM by Alan Gould
Photos by Elias Williams, text by Andy Newman, The New York Times. [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/nyregion/nj-pine-barrens-fire-regrowth.html] For GSS A New World View chapter 6. Excerpt: Though it appears destructive, fire in the New Jersey Pinelands is a force of renewal. ...Eleven weeks after the fire in Penn State Forest, at the height of summer’s greening, new blueberry bushes were already shin high. A grass that flowers only after fire had put forth purple-brown seeds. And scattered all through the fire site, bursts of bright-green pitch-pine needles grew straight out of scorched trunks....