How Can You Tell If A Fire-Damaged Tree is Going to Die?

In this video we talk with Danny Cluck about factors that influence the survival of conifer trees that have been damaged by wildfire.

I first got to know Danny in the mid-’90s when we were both working for the U.S. Forest Service. I was on a tree-marking crew and he was a biologist who would come out on Fridays to mark trees with us because we got paid overtime and biologists didn’t. Since then, he has become one of the west coast’s experts on forest insects and forest health in general. He has been working as a ‘Resource Advisor’ during the Dixie Fire and is now helping manage the cleanup and restoration of lands damaged by firefighting activities.

This video is part of our ongoing coverage of the Dixie Fire, in northeastern California. If you enjoy it, check out our other Dixie Fire videos and subscribe to our channel. We’re in the process of shooting and editing many more fire education videos. Thanks for supporting The Lookout!