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California wildfires destroy thousands of giant sequoias

The Tribune | 21/11/2021 03:47 PM | Click to read full article

A report from the US National Park Service said wildfires state of California in the past 15 months killed or severely damaged thousands of mature giant sequoias, which led to a two-year death toll of about a fifth of Earth's largest trees.

This species has a limited distribution, covering just 28,000 acres in 70 groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California.