Tree crown street

n. A linear or curvilinear band of unconsumed tree crowns surrounded by an area of completely consumed tree crowns.

 

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The unconsumed tree crowns in the tree crown street are often fully scorched, resulting in mortality; the street is only visible while the scorched needles are still present. Once the needles fall, the tree crown street may be indistinguishable from the surrounding area.