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Here’s How California Is Protecting Yosemite’s Famous Sequoia Trees From Wildfires

Carlie Porterfield of Forbes writes on how crews are protecting giant sequoias from wildfires.

The C3 Take
  • Yosemite Fire and Aviation Management installed a sprinkler system around the Grizzly Giant sequoia, the world’s tallest sequoia, in order to keep the area around it damp.
  • Crews have also used intentional fire measures such as burn lines to control the fire spread.
  • The wildfires out west emphasize the need to reform laws and regulations to increase active forest management.

“The fire jeopardizes the safety of the hundreds of sequoia trees, some of which are believed to be thousands of years old. Giant sequoias are the biggest trees on earth and native only to California, specifically on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.”

Read the full article here.

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