Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 18, 2021

Sequoias Are Being Wrapped in Foil Blankets to Protect Against Wildfires 

The New York Times reports

Firefighters are swaddling giant sequoias in a flame-retardant foil in an effort to protect the ancient trees from wildfires that are raging through national parks in California, officials said.

Three wildfires, named Colony, Paradise and Windy, were ignited by lightning on Sept. 9. Since then, they have scorched thousands of acres of steep terrain, bringing them to the foot of some of the world’s oldest and largest trees in the Giant Sequoia National Monument of the Sequoia National Forest, and in Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

Read more at Sequoias Are Being Wrapped in Foil Blankets to Protect Against Wildfires – The New York Times


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