Preliminary firsthand account of giant sequoia losses in 4 groves impacted by the 2021 Windy Fire: Starvation Creek, Deer Creek, Packsaddle, and Long Meadow. Includes info about Packsaddle Giant and Red Chief.
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: November 19, 2021.
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.