Living with Fire – How Trees, Plants, and Critters Have Adapted to Live with Wildfire

We often talk about fire-adapted forests, but what exactly do we mean? Many people wonder what happens to the trees, plants, and wildlife during and after fires, both wildfire and prescribed burns. This article presents just a few examples of ways that species in our dry forests have evolved to defend themselves, avoid fire, or work with frequent, low intensity fire to thrive.