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John Innes, the Forest Renewal B.C. chair in forest management, lays some of the blame on timber production. He said a lot of tree planting is done with the goal of achieving a grand, fully stocked stand of trees that are useful for the forest industry.
"Unfortunately, that is absolutely what fires love," said the University of British Columbia professor. "So the fires have been ripping through these stands and we've got a serious problem as a result."
The 2023 wildfire season is the most destructive in Canada's recorded history
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Canada is the second-largest country in the world, and almost half of that is forest," Barber said. "A lot of that forest is remote, untouched wilderness, and it's very difficult to manage wildfire in those areas where there is no road access or any of the infrastructure needed to support firefighting activity
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