So I started out my game in a forest biome, found a pig village with a Pig King, some spider nests nearby, plus a nice clump of berry bushes, and I figured I'd set up my base in that area. It seemed perfect.
Unfortunately, tragedy struck. Or rather, lightning did. It was the night of Day 4, and I hadn't found enough gold for a lightning rod yet.
All I have left is a whole lot of this, and I think the fire's actually still going:
I'm trying to make some lemonade out of lemons here and look on the bright side: I have a crapload of charcoal now, right? But I don't know how long these burnt trees will stick around.
I know that Ash will blow away/disintegrate very soon after it appears, but I don't know if burnt trees will do the same. Will these trees stick around indefinitely for me to harvest charcoal from as needed? Or will they eventually disappear if I don't grab it fast enough?