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Lesson 5: Forest Health

By-Product: something that is made in the process of making something else.

Cambium: clusters of tree cells that produce new layers of bark and wood each year forming the tree rings that we can count to tell the age of a tree.

Conifer: a cone-bearing evergreen tree.

Habitat: the place that is home to a plant or animal.

Natural Regeneration: the process by which seeds sprout to produce seedlings in the wild, without the use of a nursery to cultivate them.

Prescribed Burn: to deliberately burn forest fuels under specific environmental conditions that allow the intensity and rate of fire spread to be controlled to achieve specific management objectives.

Wildfire: a fire that is burning out of control and unpredictably.