A sad fact of living in BC's interior is that all the mature pines are dying. Standing dead pines present a massive risk for wildfire, and so we've determined that all our pines must go. Cliff is here today with his excavator, taking down a large stand of them. Our forest is turning into pasture. The back of our property has spruce and fir, and virtually no pine, so we won't lose everything. We lit one fire, but the wind has come up, and we're afraid of igniting the dead trees across the road, so we're letting it die down and are going to wait for a damp day to do more burning.