So far in 2023, Canada's had wildfires devouring over 30 million acres, an expanse comparable to Kentucky. This has already surpassed Canada's earlier record set in 1989, where flames ravaged more than 18 million acres. As the wildfire-season isn’t over yet, using the 1989 figures (much less than 2023) 18 million acres could yield in the order of 18 billion trees, assuming a thousand trees per acre. A typical pine tree, measuring approximately 45 feet in usable trunk length and eight inches in diameter, is believed to yield about 10,000 sheets of A4 paper.
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