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Study: Several thousand sequoia killed in this year's wildfires

Thousands of large giant sequoias were ravaged by lightning-sparked wildfires this year across the Southern Sierra Nevada, land managers said Friday in announcing the results of a mortality report for the KNP Complex and Windy Fire.

Between 2,261 and 3,637 large giant sequoias, 4 feet or more in diameter, have either been killed or so severely burned by those fires that they are expected to die within the next three to five years, according to estimates released by the Burned Area Emergency Response team that pulled data from agencies including the National Park Service and Nature Conservancy.

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