Sunday, August 23, 2020

Good & Bad Wildfires


Good & Bad Wildfires

Wildfires can occur in any country -

United States, Canada, Australia,

And even the Western Cape of South Africa

Natural fires generally start by lightning.

Some are by spontaneous combustion

Caused by sawdust and dried leaves

And these fires burn by a number of other reasons

But there are good and bad forest fires


Wildfires are good when they are beneficial.

They turn dead trees and decaying plant matter into ashes

Causing nutrients to return to the soil,

Instead of being trapped in dead plant vegetation

So wildfires clear the decaying trees of debris by returning health to the forest

And some plants depend on the heat to help them germinate


Wildfires are bad when they destroy homes

Causing a loss of lives and millions of cultivated acres

People suffer and many species are wiped out

Such fires also kill trees that prevent erosion

Thus having a negative impact on the environment


In forests more trees die because of insect infestation,

And disease than from fires

So nature is both good and bad,

For fires help restore the forests’ ecosystem

And decomposed organic matter enriches the soil

With minerals and new plants grow


“Eternal Essence you have shown that from wildfires there could be good and bad results.  So help us to have a better understanding of nature.”


@ (Dfurstane) Website   





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