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"Surprising & devastating": Report says many more sequoias killed in 2020 fires than first thought

When wildfire tore through giant sequoia groves in the Sierra Nevada last year, researchers estimated hundreds of the towering trees — maybe 1,000 — were killed.
Now, almost nine months later, experts have revised that figure tenfold. A new draft report puts the toll at 7,500 to 10,600 trees — 10% to 14% of the world’s natural population.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-06-05/california-wildfires-are-decimating-the-giant-sequoia


(Ed. note: the article misspells the lead author's name. It is Brigham, not Bringham.)

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