Trees resprout from ancient buds—dormant under bark for centuries—and utilize decades-old carbon reserves.
New canopy photos show prolific redwood tree regrowth since the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fires
For millennia, one of the defining characteristics of giant sequoias has been their innate resilience to wildfire. But in the last several years, severe fires in the Sierra Nevada have revealed an unprecedented vulnerability in the groves. League staffers’ publication in a scientific journal is the first to document this new phenomenon.