Standing strong: Prescribed burns aid sequoias in surviving wildfire


Yosemite National Park, California

Sequoia Grove, a well-known Yosemite National Park, survived a wildfire that lasted more than a century, thanks to efforts to regularly burn the trees under the trees, a forest ecologist who visited the site said Tuesday.

For the past 50 years, small and deliberate fires have hit Mariposa Grove, which has put out fires and kept firefighters in a state of disarray, says Garrett Dickman. .

“We have been preparing for the Washington fire for decades,” said Mr. Dickman, who works at the park. “Of course he died as soon as he reached the bush.”

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