US Takes Emergency Action to Save Sequoias From Wildfires
The U.S. Forest Service announced Friday it’s taking emergency action to save giant sequoias by speeding up projects that could start within weeks to clear underbrush to protect the world’s largest trees from the increasing threat of wildfires.
Yosemite Wildfire Threatens Grove of Iconic Sequoia Trees
The largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park is still closed as firefighters battle a blaze that threatens the trees and has forced hundreds of campers to evacuate. Firefighters worked furiously Saturday to keep the flames from harming the iconic grove of about 500 mature sequoias, which are the world’s biggest trees by volume. The cause of the...
Wildfire Grows Near Famed Yosemite Grove of Sequoia Trees
Part of Yosemite National Park has been closed as a wildfire quintupled in size near a grove of California’s famous giant sequoia trees, officials said.