Infographic: Protecting giant sequoias from severe wildfire

Simple graphic explains why we’re losing giant sequoias to fire and how to prevent it

After an unprecedented 10,000 or more of the oldest, largest giant sequoias were killed by fire in 2020, fire is again burning through Sierra groves in 2021. Save the Redwoods League and other conservation organizations have called for increased stewardship in the giant sequoia range to reduce the unnatural build-up of vegetation that is the result of decades of fire suppression. It is this vegetation that is fueling the severe fires that are overwhelming these naturally fire-resilient trees.

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Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

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2 Responses to “Infographic: Protecting giant sequoias from severe wildfire”

  1. Jon Castor

    Thank you for making this so clear. It’s tragic what the unintended consequences of fire suppression have been. The good news is there’s a way out. We *can* fix this.

  2. Don Bates

    Yep, let nature takes its course in everything so we can shorten the existence of our species (The Last Ape Standing) by a few hundred thousand years. Let forest fires have their way. Venice sink. Let the coastlines fall into the sea. Make farmers stop using fertilizers. Let wild animals run rampant in our forests and streets. Let’s not take vaccines. And on and on. Be careful what you wish for in your lust for a purer world. Left to its own “devices,” nature will eat us alive. Now, hate on me.


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