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A single wildfire last summer destroyed at least 10% of the world's giant sequoia trees, a new report found

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement More than 10% of the world's mature giant sequoia trees were destroyed by a California wildfire that swept through the Southern Sierra Nevada last year, according to a new draft report prepared by the National Park Services.
The Visalia Times-Delta newspaper obtained a copy of the report, which has not yet been peer-reviewed or made publicly available.
Researchers determined that the Castle Fire, which charred hundreds of square miles in Sequoia National Park, destroyed between 7,500 and 10,000 of the massive trees, the outlet reported. The study found that the...
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