"Yosemite Wildfire Is Latest Threat To Giant Sequoia Trees"

"YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park was closed Friday and hundreds of people ordered evacuated nearby as a wildfire burning through dense forest became the latest in recent years to threaten the world’s largest trees.

A team was being sent to the Mariposa Grove to wrap some of the massive trunks in fire-resistant foil to protect them as the blaze burned out of control, said Nancy Phillipe, a Yosemite fire information spokesperson.

More than 500 mature sequoias were threatened but there were no reports of severe damage to any named trees, such as the 3,000-year-old Grizzly Giant."

The Associated Press had the story July 8, 2022.


"Yosemite Wildfire Doubles In Size, Threatens Over 500 Giant Sequoias" (Washington Post)


Source: AP, 07/11/2022