Forest Fire (image) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Caption Fires destroy millions of trees each year. The remaining charcoal is transported to the sea by rivers. Credit Stefan Doerr, Swansea University Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.