Central Texas Wildfires
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- Insurance Not Enough To Rebuild Homes For Some Bastrop County Fire Victims
- STAR Flight Crew Recalls 2011 Central Texas Labor Day Wildfires
- Bastrop Co. Dispatcher Remembers Fires One Year Later
- Aerial Video Of 2011 Bastrop County Fire
- Former Bastrop County Judge Reflects On Historic Fire
- Bastrop Couple Feels Blessed One Year After Wildfires
- Bastrop Fire Victim Finds Hope In Simple Things
- One Year Later Bastrop Families Still Struggling To Rebuild
- Restoration Begins At Fire-Ravaged Bastrop Park
- Bastrop Honors First Responders For Fire Anniversary
- Firefighters Look Back On Spicewood Wildfire One Year Later
- Bastrop Wildfire Recovery Update, One Year Later
- Campaign Starts To Replace 4 Million Burned Bastrop Trees
Campaign Starts To Replace 4 Million Burned Bastrop Trees
Updated: Thursday, August 30 2012, 03:08 PM CDT
(AP) -- State parks officials have kicked off a campaign to raise money to replace millions of the signature trees that were lost a year ago when wildfires tore through the Lost Pines State Park and surrounding areas in Central Texas.
The devastating blazes last Labor Day weekend scorched 95 percent of one of the most popular state parks in Texas.
The campaign announced Tuesday is intended to replace 4 million trees on 16,000 acres less than an hour east of Austin.
Foresters say it will be at least 30 years before the loblolly pine seedlings grow to resemble a forest. Two million trees will be planted in the park and another two million outside the park.
The more than $4 million fundraising effort will be led by the Arbor Day Foundation.