1. chigau (違う) says

    This is so very different from post-burn regrowth “up” here on the north half.
    I approve.

  2. lumipuna says

    Seems like that kind of sprouting pattern would result in some very mutilated looking trees? I’ve sometimes seen it in maples that were partially killed by drought. Branches mostly dead, tufts of new branches sprouting from the trunk.

  3. says

    They look kind of odd for a couple of years but eventually dominant branches form and the small stuff drops off. The crown may die on some trees and leave a whole lot of bare branches sticking up. After 10 to 15 years it will all look similar to what it did before. These trees have been through all sorts of trauma and keep coming back. Quite a few of these trees are multi trunked because about 60-70 years ago they were harvested by chopping them off near the ground. Much small fuzz eventually formed into a few dominant trunks again. I have a photo of our property from 1973 and the difference in size of the regrowth then to now is very evident.

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