Contact: Mari N. Jensen
University of Arizona
Caption: This picture, taken looking east toward a peak called “St. Peter’s Dome”, shows the aftermath of the Las Conchas fire, which burned in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico in June and July of 2011. The dead trees are ponderosa pine. The Las Conchas Fire re-burned an area here that previously burned in 1996, killing most of the remaining trees that had survived the earlier fire.
Credit: Thomas W. Swetnam/UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.
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