In a forest fire, hundreds of thousands of virgin forests were reduced to ashes. In order to reduce losses, we planted forest protection belts. A plant that is not afraid of fire has appeared in the forest protection belt now, which is the Schima superba. Generally speaking, trees are afraid of fire. Why is Schima superba not afraid of fire?
Schima superba belongs to the camellia family, a large tree of Schima superba. This kind of tree is relatively tall, with tough wood, and usually grows up to 25 meters in height. The canopy leaves are very dense. Under the dense canopy, many plants cannot perform photosynthesis, so it is difficult for plants to survive under the shade. This advantage is also very obvious. There are no burning weeds under the tree, which plays a protective role.
The important reason that Schima superba is not afraid of fire is that the water content of Schima superba leaves can reach about 42%, that is to say, nearly half of the leaves are water. With such a high water content, the leaves are difficult to burn even under a fierce fire. The quality of the Schima superba tree is hard, even if the skin is burned off by a fire, the tree will not die. After a period of self-recovery, the Schima superba tree can flourish again.
Schima superba blooms very beautifully, just like small white lotus blossoms. The flower is gone, and its seeds are very light. Schima superba is easy to plant naturally, and the seeds drift with the wind, fall into the soil, and take root on their own. Due to the advantages of Schima superba, many forests use Schima superba trees as a shelter belt to protect the forest.
There are many types of trees that are not afraid of fire, and they are basically due to the high water content of the trees themselves. The outer skin of trees such as red cedar and pine is very hard. In case of fire, the skin will be damaged, and the tree itself will not die. The burnt old leaves will grow new leaves in time, and the entire tree can restore its vigorous vitality.