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California’s giant sequoias are burning up. Will logging save them?

The Sugarbowl,an amphitheater of solemn and enormous trees, part of the Redwood Mountain grove, one of the largest collections of giant sequoia on Earth, has become a graveyard.

U.S. taking emergency steps to protect sequoias from wildfires

U.S. taking emergency steps to protect sequoias from wildfires

The U.S. Forest Service will expedite plans to clear brush that fuels fires and take other measures to protect the centuries-old trees.
The key to protecting Yosemite’s sequoias from wildfires? More fire

The key to protecting Yosemite’s sequoias from wildfires? More fire

For decades, the park has used prescribed fire to make its forests healthier—and it’s paying off right now to protect the famous Mariposa Grove.

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To save sequoias from wildfire, we must save them from ourselves

Once thought to be basically immortal, sequoias are now dying in droves as fires burn bigger, hotter, and longer than any other point in human history. Protecting them is possible, but managing western woods is a Pandora’s box of tough choices.

Why old-growth forests matter so much in the fight against climate change

Why old-growth forests matter so much in the fight against climate change

Biden's executive order to preserve ancient trees is a big deal—but it could have gone further.
Heat and drought are killing our forests

Heat and drought are killing our forests

In many places, forests are no longer regenerating on their own. Some of the world’s most significant stands are instead transitioning to something new. Some will never be the same. Others may not come back at all.

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