Woodsman, spare that tree!
Last updated 12/6/2007 at Noon
FALLBROOK — Local organization Save Our Forest has an urgent message for area residents with trees that were damaged by the recent wildfire: No matter how burned they look, don’t cut them down or severely cut them back.
Fallbrook is known for its ancient oaks and sycamores. After wildfires, they can appear to be scorched beyond saving, but their natural defense systems will usually bring them back.
When a fire occurs during a dormant period for the trees – fall and winter – signs of recovery could be months away, in the spring, when new growth occurs naturally.
Local tree expert...