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Trees Killed by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico
Trees Killed by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico
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Title: Trees Killed by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico

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Extensive, contiguous mortality of piñon pine, ponderosa pine, and Douglas-fir trees, killed in the first afternoon and evening of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. Forest drought stress is highly correlated with mortality from poor growth, bark beetle outbreaks, and high-severity fire.

Location: Jemez Mountains, NM, USA

Date Taken: 08/18/2011

Photographer: Craig D. Allen
Photographer Email: craig_allen@usgs.gov
Photographer Organization: usgs


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Dimensions: 3648 x 2736
Resolution: 180 dpi

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