Redwoods and Wildfires

Old-growth redwood with fire scars.

A school group investigates a living old-growth redwood with major fire scars in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photo by Mike Kahn/Sempervirens Fund

With our terrible year of wildfires here in California, many people have been concerned about how vulnerable redwoods are to fire. We are very fortunate that redwoods are incredibly resilient trees, a fact that helps them live to over two thousand years old and one of the characteristics of identifying old-growth redwoods are signs of fire scarring. Click here for the full article about key features that help redwoods survive fires and what Sempervirens Fund is doing to mitigate fire risks.

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