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Sunday Trees – 397 – Wildfire Damage

Here is my entry to Becca’s Sunday Trees – 397 Tree challenge.  Two years ago, the Columbia Gorge had a huge wildfire that burned for months.  The freeway was closed down for most of that time.  And parts of the Old Columbia Gorge Highway was shut down for nearly a year.


I took these photos while Chris was driving down I-84 at 70 mph.  I thought they turned out real well.

These trees were burned on the bottom two thirds.

Here is an up close shot on a couple of trees that were near Horsetail Falls.

All photos were taken with my new Sony A7III Mirrorless Full Frame (ILCE-7M3 v2.10).  Sony E-mount 18-200mm lens.

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  1. We too have forest fires and even when the trees are totally burnt, the forest still renews itself.


  2. I haven’t been out to the forests that were burned this past summer but I have seen trees in similar condition after smaller fires most summers. It is amazing how quickly nature does start to repair the damage but there are some varieties of native trees which won’t come back after the big fires, like the leatherwood trees. Apiarists are rather concerned about that.


    • We shouldn’t have that problem. Mostly they were Douglas Fir which is native here. 😀 The burned trees went on for miles and miles. It was amazing (and sad) to see.

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      • Gum trees are very resilient too and there is a lot of pine which forestry will probably replant but some species of native trees apparently don’t regenerate so well.

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