Quote of the day: Firefighters use sprinklers to protect a prized giant sequoia in Yosemite

“I’ve counted a lot of dead giant sequoias and I don’t like it. It’s like counting the dead. It hurt me.

GARRETT DICKMAN, a forest ecologist for Yosemite National Park, spent last fall counting trees downed by the Windy Fire, which burned more than 1,700 acres in Giant Sequoia National Monument.

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