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EFFECT OF' RF:PEATED FIRES
Merchantable timber and young growth entirely destroyed and no seed trees left to establish
a new forest. The fertile upper layer of soil has been burned, and the mineral eroded, expos-
ing the bare rocks. Millions of acres of such barren desert exist in many parts of Canada.

FIRE HAZARD ON RAII,ACAS RIGHT-OF-ACAS
At the right, inflammable debris upon the right-of-way of the National Transcontinental Ry.
in Quebec, resulting in great fire hazard. Similar conditions exist along hundreds of miles
of this line in New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario. At the left, clearing for station grounds.

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