This is not where the story ends and much work is still to be done. The TFS website is full of pages designed to assist landowners in replanting their property with trees that will survive the tough environmental conditions. On a page titled “Get Help After the Fire” they are educating citizens about the variety of issues that loss of forest can lead to; preventing soil erosion after the fire, controlling brush after the fire, managing wildlife after the fire as well as other issues. Citizens who lived in this forest that had always been there are now part of the army rebuilding their landscape.
“We are glad our nursery was called to assist to grow the seedlings to help with the effort,” said Scott Huff, OFS Nursery Manager. “Neighbor helping neighbor.”