04 Oct '11, 3pm

Chopping Down Trees to Save Forests: A consensus is emerging that decades of suppression of small fires is a lea...

Sean Patrick Farrell/The New York Times Jim Pitts, a Forest Service specialist, surveyed the devastation wrought by the Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona this year. Nearly a half-million acres burned. Jim Pitts stood on a Forest Service road near the Arizona town of Nutrioso and surveyed the damage in the valley below. It was July, and only a few weeks earlier the Wallow Fire , the largest in recorded history in Arizona, had swept through this section of steep slopes and tightly packed trees. “This is pretty devastating, both from the forest standpoint and the human aspect,” said Mr. Pitts, a Forest Service silviculturist. “It’s going to take a long time to get this forest back to the way it was. It won’t happen in my lifetime when it’s got to start over.” Temperatures in the fire could have been as high as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, Mr. Pitts figured. Heat like that cooks tre...

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