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Fire is essential for fynbos. Many fynbos species are dependant on fire for pro-creation. Without fire, fynbos as we know it, would become extinct. The ash also brings essential minerals back to the soil. Only for a short while after a fire the landscape looks black and bleak. The first fire-lilies surface in the first weeks after a fire, followed by countless other bulbs, resprouting shrubs and seedlings. In spring, the land is fully covered with vegetation and the plants start to compete for space. Controlled fires are essential for fynbos rehabilitation.