California’s Ancient Redwoods Face New Challenge From Wildfires And Warming Climate

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Big Basin — and big swaths of California — are still recovering from historic wildfires that ravaged the state this year, displacing tens of thousands of people and wildlife, burning more than 4 million acres and killing at least 33 people. They also ripped across groves of giant, coastal, old-growth redwoods here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. And while these trees are incredibly resilient, there’s concern that even they may find it harder to rebound amid the mounting impacts of climate change.

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