Good news: most of the giant sequoia on the Alder Creek property are OK
As the SQF Complex Fire reached our Alder Creek property, we were cautiously optimistic that they would be OK. Good news: According to our partners Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 6, most of the giant sequoia were not impacted by high-severity fire. Some trees that were damaged during this recent fire had sustained damage from previous fires or other natural events. The monarch giant sequoia and other size- and age-classes of sequoia fared well. In most areas, the fire effects should be beneficial to support regeneration. And of course, we’re not too surprised that the Stagg Tree made it through.
We are still working on connecting with our neighbors who have been displaced from Sequoia Crest, so please keep them in your thoughts.
See below for a few more photos of Alder Creek post-fire.