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Adirondack Explorer

Friday, October 12, 2018

Rebirth at Flat Rock Forest (photo gallery and video)

Jack pines are dependent upon fires. Their cones remain closed until they are exposed to the heat of a forest fire. Walking around the forest, I noticed hundreds of small jack pine trees had already began to grow as a result of the fire. Two other plants – huckleberries and blueberries – were also sprouting up from the darkened forest floor.