Tree Damage (image) Penn State Caption The experimental burns set by the researchers move slowly and at low intensities in the forest interior, but they can still have damaging effects on trees that are not adapted to fire. Credit J.K. Balch, 2006. Usage Restrictions non commercial use only 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.