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Restoration Begins At Fire-Ravaged Bastrop Park
Updated: Tuesday, September 4 2012, 06:01 PM CDT
(AP) -- Wildlife officials and others are working to restore the "Lost Pines" forest destroyed in Bastrop last year.
One year ago this weekend, historic wildfires ignited near Bastrop State Park and wiped out 95 percent of the forest's trees.
The restoration project calls for planting some 2 million seedlings to replace the charred foliage in the park, another 2 million on thousands of acres outside the park and more than $4 million to pay for them.
A batch of several hundred seedlings was brought to the park recently to receive a ceremonial hand-watering from top officials of the parks and forestry agencies. The plantings won't start until February when weather is more ideal.
Foresters say it could be at least 30 years before the forest resembles one.