The Tree that Fire Built

Film Synopsis

To the Alabama-Coushatta tribe of East Texas, to lose the longleaf pine is to lose a part of their culture. The tree provides needles that highly skilled weavers make into baskets. The skills and knowledge is passed down from generation to generation but as the longleaf pine forests became threatened, so did this transfer of wisdom. Prescribed burning is helping to restore longleaf pine forests and preserve the cultural traditions that longleaf pine trees can provide.