Mountain Home Grove Sequoias Heavily Damaged California

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Mountain Home Grove Sequoias Heavily Damaged by SQF Complex / Castle Fire

by Sue Cag

Preliminary views of Mountain Home Grove show countless sequoia losses after the SQF Complex / Castle Fire. The forest, which is managed by CalFire, is currently closed and probably will remain so for years. These are views from Alder Creek Grove as well as aerial footage. Please see the captions for descriptions and dates.


About the Author:
Sue Cag is a nature writer, artist, musician in the band Folkstar, co-owner of Karmic Fury Records, vegan traveler, and tree hugger.


All photos by Sue Cag. All Rights Reserved. Photos may not be used without permission.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Aerial view of Mountain Home Grove. Completely scorched forest and many dead skeleton sequoias (barely visible) in front. “Island of green” strip in the middle. Brown canopies behind them. Scores of heat scorched trees continue to the right out of view. November 21st, 2020.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Aerial view of Mountain Home Grove. November 28th, 2020.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Aerial view of Mountain Home Grove. November 28th, 2020.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

View of the living section of Mountain Home Grove after the SQF Complex / Castle Fire. Dead sequoias skeletons stand in the foreground, living giants soar behind them. The beauty disguises the loss. November 28th, 2020.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Same view with a tiny bit more included in front. November 28th, 2020.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Aerial view of Mountain Home Grove. November 28th, 2020.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Aerial view of Mountain Home Grove. November 28th, 2020.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Aerial view of the southern end of Mountain Home Grove. November 28th, 2020.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Two plumes visible from afar, 3 months “after” the fire. December 9th, 2020.

Mountain Home Grove after fire

Zoom in to what could possibly be the Bonsai Tree, plus others lost. December 9th, 2020.


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