Thousands of giant sequoias perished in the 2021 Windy and KNP Complex fires. Combined with the Castle Fire last year, the immensity of this loss is impossible to fathom. The sequoias are harbingers of our planet’s destruction. Updated: October 30, 2022.
Numerous sequoia groves have been recently logged or are currently being destroyed by active (and illegal) logging. In most cases the groves are being re-logged, thereby putting them back into the compromised condition they were in prior to recent fires.
The famous giant sequoia named Great Bonsai dropped its massive limbs to the ground, revealing that it had been burning on the inside for nearly an entire year since being killed by the 2020 Castle Fire.