Wildfires in South Korea

April 17, 2023
South Korea Suwon

Recently, there were several large wildfires in Gangneung. Many residents were threatened by wildfires, they had to evacuate. In addition, there was a loss of several cultural assets too. The cause of wildfires was strong winds, but some say it was because of indiscriminate planting of trees. In Gangwon-do, where the wildfire occurred, trees were planted mainly with pine trees. However, since pine trees are very vulnerable to fire, it seems necessary to prepare a plan.