Giant Sequoia Thirsty for Snowpack

It’s Arbor Day, a time to reflect on the importance of trees in our lives. I for one can’t stop thinking about water and how much of it the redwoods need to thrive. I hope you enjoy this video by Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative scientists, Wendy Baxter and Anthony Ambrose, which explores how snow-less it is in the Sierra Nevada right now and what that means for our beloved giant sequoia forests.

For more information on how we are studying the impact of drought on the redwoods, click here.

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Emily Burns, the League’s former Director of Science, led the research program that includes the Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative. She holds a PhD in Integrative Biology on the impacts of fog on coast redwood forest flora from the University of California,...

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