Lodgepole pines after a forest fire

A few weeks ago I visited the site of the 1988 Red Bench Fire on the western edge of Glacier National Park. In an area about 15 miles north of Polebridge I came across the are in this image where the old burned out trunks of the previous forest are still standing as the new growth of Lodgepole pines form a thick bed of new growth below. This is the growth 24 years after the fire which burned in 1988. The new trees range in height from 4 - 10 feet.