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Thousands of ancient national park treasures killed by extreme fires

Thousands of ancient national park treasures killed by extreme fires

It's not easy to kill a giant sequoia â€" the largest trees on Earth.

Yet newly revealed National Park Service estimates found the September 2020 Castle Fire killed a whopping 10 to 14 percent of all large sequoias, meaning the fire killed 7,500 to 10,600 of the iconic trees.

"It was horrific," Nate Stephenson, a forest scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, previously told Mashable before the Park Service released a summary of the preliminary report on Thursday. "It killed lots and lots and lots of the big sequoias." 

The Castle Fire is vivid evidence of an intensified modern Western fire regime â€" largely stoked by a warming climate and grossly mismanaged, overcrowded forests â€" that's capable of producing infernos that destroy even some of the most robust, fire-adapted trees.  Read more...

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Source : http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/6krchep2Fgc/

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