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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Francine Kiefer: Firefighters fought tirelessly over recent days to save one of California's sequoia groves, and its famous General Sherman tree.

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Sequoias are fire adapted, it acutally helps them thrive. Not trying to say they're fire proof, just that they evolved in an ecosystem where fires were a regular occurrence.

#1 | Posted by qcp at 2021-09-21 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

they evolved in an ecosystem where fires were a regular occurrence.

#1 | Posted by qcp

No they evolved in an ecosystem where fires occurred every few dozen or hundred years. Not where they occur every year and burn down the entire west coast. This is new and worse.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-21 06:29 PM | Reply

Wrap it in the bodies of the dead unvaxxed. Make them useful for once.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-21 08:55 PM | Reply

"The importance of fire to giant sequoias cannot be overstated. Other than the change of seasons, fire is the most recurrent and critical process in determining the life history of this species. Tree-ring records from giant sequoias show that frequent surface fires were the typical pattern of fire occurrence over the past 2,000 years. But this pattern changed after about 1860, when fire frequency declined sharply. This decline in regional fire was probably a result of intensive sheep grazing that began about this time (reducing live and dead vegetation that carries ground fire beneath the trees) and a decrease in fires set by Native Americans, followed by fire suppression by government agencies.
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In general, fires occurred more frequently during dry stretches of time (from years to decades) and less frequently during wetter time frames. In the park's Giant Forest grove, wide-spread fires occurred at intervals ranging from about 6 to 35 years, depending on the time period. Fire occurred with the highest frequency at four of the five studied groves during the warm and drought-prone period from the years 800-1300."

www.nps.gov

#4 | Posted by qcp at 2021-09-22 08:53 AM | Reply

Don't worry. It won't die. It's probably seen hundreds of fires.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-22 11:35 AM | Reply

Worry about the firefighters.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-22 01:16 PM | Reply

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