Western N.C. wildfires appear to have been moderate, merely hitting the reset button on the life cycle. In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2013 A small plant begins to grow among trees scorched by the Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Tuolumne City, Calif.
Western N.C. wildfires appear to have been moderate, merely hitting the reset button on the life cycle. In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2013 A small plant begins to grow among trees scorched by the Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Tuolumne City, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Western N.C. wildfires appear to have been moderate, merely hitting the reset button on the life cycle. In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2013 A small plant begins to grow among trees scorched by the Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest, near Tuolumne City, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli AP

After the fire, how does a forest grow?

November 23, 2016 11:06 AM