Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: The researchers reconstructed the fire history of Hamilton County, Illinois, by examining fire scars and the growth rings of 36 old-growth trees.
Credit: L. Brian Stauffer
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