Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 1, 2021

Southern Sierra wildfires wiping out giant sequoia trees for 2nd year in a row

The San Francisco Chronicle reports

More than a dozen groves of giant sequoias may lose significant numbers of trees in the wildfires now raging in the southern Sierra Nevada, even as fire crews succeed, sometimes dramatically, in keeping flames at bay in the most popular stands.

Scientists surveying the damage of two active fires say the biggest losses will likely be at the south end of Giant Sequoia National Monument, where already 29 large trees have been listed as dead and many more are expected to follow.

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