Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 24, 2020

Fires and Local Redwood State Parks

The Mercury News reports

The historic fire that roared through the ancient redwoods of Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County, blackening all 18,000 acres of California’s oldest state park and destroying its historic buildings, has drawn international attention and prompted an outpouring of grief and concern.

But fire scientists who have carefully studied other coastal redwood forests after wildfires have surprisingly good news: Don’t worry. Even though they look terrible now, most of the trees will recover.

Read story at  California fires: Burned redwoods will recover soon, experts say


The Press Democrat reports Flames yet to reach Armstrong Woods old-growth forest

The southern front of the Walbridge fire had not reached the old-growth redwood groves on the valley floor of the Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve above Guerneville, Cal Fire Division Chief Ben Nicholls said during a morning briefing on Monday.

Read story Flames yet to reach Armstrong Woods old-growth forest

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