August 27, 2013

How Giant Sequoias Survive Wildfires

Brian Howard, National Geographic


AP Photo

As the Rim Fire rages in and around Yosemite National Park, biologists have taken steps to protect two groves of giant sequoia trees. One tree expert suspects, however, that the measures have more to do with public relations than with sound forest policy.

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TAGGED: Trees, Wildfire, Sequoia