Experts hoping Carmel fire will afford a new start

01.09.2011                      02.Elul, 5771                      Slichot Adot Misrach

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Experts hoping Carmel fire will afford a new start

Scientists estimate it will take 20 to 30 years for forest to look 'as it did before the fire'; four-day fire broke out in early December 2010, near the port city of Haifa.

In Mount Carmel, charred skeletons of trees loom against the sky.
"Everything is destroyed. Fire temperatures here reached over 800 degrees Celsius, and baked the ground," forest expert Lea Wittenberg says, her hand gliding across small, rock-hard ceramic clumps that were once soil….