And the could be solution to forest fires is
September 3, 2017 2:08am CST
Distance between the trees and combination of trees... I mean, I know not all trees grow everywhere. And I also know that winds blow in some directions in some season and another direction in another season. Finally, I love woods...I am no seashore person or desert person or even mountain person. Woods and meadows and creeks ..those are kinda my kinda places. That said ...minimum distance between two trees should be double or more the distance of the width of the tree. By width ..I don't mean the trunk. But the spread of branches.....circumference considering the longest branch as the radius, including its leaves. The idea is wind should not be able to carry the burning wood or dried leaves to that distance, and even if it does, the fire would have cooled some. Second suggestion ...use trees that do not have leaves at the same level. Alternate palm trees with Mango or whatever trees. Third suggestion have them all at different ages. I don't think younger trees can burn as much as the older ones. Of course all the suggestions can be combined and variations can be tried. I am left to wonder why we in India do not have forest fires. Or for that matter they are not common in African countries or even Europe. Wonder what is the difference... My solutions and suggestions are essentially musing ...trying to think scientifically. I could be wrong so there is no hard and fast rule these suggestions would work. What do you all think?
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I never thought about it, but your suggestions have merit. When I see pictures of India, I don't see many trees, probably why you don't have forest fires. Now I could be wrong about that, remember, I have never been to India, and all I've seen are pictures.
I agree we do not have as much forest cover as you all. But what we have is breathtakingly beautiful too.
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That can contribute to avoid forest fires but because were speaking of forest which means and shrubs are grow during rainy season and dried up in summer. And during summer the overheating world cause that dried leaves and twigs to heat and eventually fire. Hmm, what I think is to address global warming by not using plastics and styro.
• Atlanta, Georgia
I don't know how we can avoid forest fires. I love trees growing wild just as they spring up from the ground. I wouldn't like to see them thinned. It wouldn't be woods anymore. Everyone could be more careful. Most fires are manmade. And where forests burn new growth soon takes over to replenish the forest.