#The Giant Forest

Fire threatens Sequoia National Park in California

SEQUOYAS NATIONAL PARK, California, USA (AP) – Fire crews mobilized Wednesday to reinforce the battle against two sprawling wildfires that threaten the giant trees and infrastructure of Sequoia National Park. The Colony and Paradise fires, triggered by lightning last week, affected an area of ​​about 36 square kilometers (14 square...

High Visitation Expected in Limited Open Areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 25, 2021 - SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are preparing for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. weekend. Despite the fact that many areas of the parks are closed, either due to the KNP Complex Fire or regular seasonal closures, park staff is expecting high visitation for the duration of the holiday weekend. Trip planning will allow visitors to have better experiences in the parks.
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Up to a fifth of world’s biggest trees destroyed in recent fires

The General Sherman tree – the largest living thing on earth – and other ancients that are the backdrop for photos that rarely capture the grandeur and scale of the giant sequoias were wrapped in foil blankets. A fire-retardant gel, similar to absorbent used in baby’s nappies, was dropped on...

Wildfires in the United States have killed about 20% of the world’s giant sequois in two years | Western United States Climate Crisis

Thunderstorms have killed thousands of giant sequoia and killed up to one-fifth of the planet’s largest trees for an astonishing two years, officials said. Fires in Sequoia National Park and the surrounding national forests are also named after the trees. California Burned an estimated 2,261 to 3,637 sequoia. A fire in the same area last year killed an unprecedented 7,500 to 10,400 of the 75,000 trees.
Lewiston Morning Tribune

Sequoia National Park, charred by fire, partially reopens

LOS ANGELES — Those who ventured into Sequoia National Park — which partially reopened Thursday after a roughly two-month closure — saw areas charred by still-active wildfire, including scorched trees at higher elevations. From certain vantage points, visitors to the park nestled in the southern Sierra Nevada could see smoke...