Fire and flood forge fresh flora

On the Trail

LAKE INTERRUPTED—The Seminole Springs reservoir is drained after the winter rains deposited 5 to 6 feet of sediment on the bottom. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

An impromptu botanic garden, planted by nature rather than the hand of man, has emerged in the fire-charred woods of willow, sycamore, cottonwood and oak surrounding what was formerly Seminole Lake.

The little private lake had been the picturesque focal point of the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park community in rural Agoura. Nove...

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