How Fire Threatened California’s Sequoias

How Fire Threatened California’s Sequoias

Christine Hauser

Christine HauserReporting on wildfires

One of the wildfires, the Windy fire, burned nine of the 33 groves in the Sequoia National Forest, said Denise Alonzo, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman.

To a lesser extent, the fire also infiltrated sequoia groves in the Tule River Reservation, where the burning and thinning of underbrush is used as a forest management method.

“That is what saved a lot of sequoias on the tribal side,” said Monte Kawahara, a firefighter.


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