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Scientists troubled by greater-than-expected vulnerability of sequoias to climate change

CAMP NELSON, Tulare County — In a recently burned stretch of forest in the remote southern Sierra, the charred corpse of a giant sequoia tree — 14 feet wide and 213 feet tall — stands out as a startling casualty of wildfire.

The blackened trunk is not only bigger than the countless dead trees around it, but the conifer likely went centuries, perhaps 1,000 years or more, before meeting its demise two years ago.

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