Giant Sequoias In Danger After California Wildfire Reaches A 2,700 Year Old Grove

Chris Wallner | FireFireBackcountryBackcountry
Firefighters attempting to stop the blaze. Image: Matt Hartman, AP

According to KCRA 3, a wildfire in California near Yosemite National Park has reached a 2,700 year old grove of giant sequoias. Nelder Grove in home to 106 of these ancient, giant trees, including one of the world’s largest, Bull Buck Sequoia that stands at 24 stories tall. There are only a few dozen groves in Northern California where these trees reside.

Bull Buck. Image: Friends of Nelder Grove

It is unclear as to whether or not any of these giant sequoias have been damaged by the wildfire. A large number of already-dead trees in the area is making it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the blaze as it is already larger than 8-square miles.

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