Australia’s forests are slowly recovering after months of devastating wildfires. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service says the fires there were finally extinguished after more than 240 days. The fires scorched 50 million acres, killed at least 34 people and damaged at least 6,000 homes and other buildings. The fires also affected as many as 1 billion animals. But even amid the acres of burned forest, small signs of hope emerge as new shoots sprout off of scorched trees.