While hiking from tree to tree in a wilderness grove hardly anyone ever sees, I came across two spotted owls, a parent and baby, high up in a sequoia cavity.
Tag: Castle Fire
My National Geographic Poster of Sequoias California
Nat Geo asked me to shoot for the May 2022 issue. The result: gatefold poster of giant sequoias in the aftermath of the Castle Fire.
Sequoia National Park Announces Plans to Create a Tree Plantation in the Wilderness California
NPS plans to conduct a tree planting experiment in the Board Camp sequoia grove (in the John Krebs Wilderness), including cutting and helicoptering in foreign seed.
2020 Castle Fire: One Year Later – Full List of Sequoia Grove Impacts California
A recap of the 2020 SQF Complex / Castle Fire one year later, including impact summaries for every grove. Plus, new fires in the sequoias.
Great Bonsai Drops and Burns in Mountain Home California
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.
Save the Redwoods League is Logging Alder Creek Grove California
Save the Redwoods League is clear cutting the forest. Updated: August 5, 2021.
Tulare County and Cal OES are Committing Disaster Fraud by Cutting Living Green Trees California
Tulare County and Cal OES are cutting down scores of living green trees under the guise of “disaster cleanup.” Wildfire has been a boon for the county and state, with seemingly infinite FEMA dollars up for grabs.
Sequoia Mortality Study Released California
The Castle Fire destroyed 31-42% of all large giant sequoias in its path, the equivalent of 10-14% of their total population.
Dillonwood after the Castle Fire California
Thousands of Dillonwood sequoias were destroyed by the Castle Fire. However, most of the damage is out of sight of the casual visitor.
Mountain Home Castle Fire Update California
Methuselah and Oliver Twist unharmed, Genesis and Three-Fingered Jack heavily damaged, and other Castle Fire updates from Mountain Home Grove.
Whitethorn – Another Giant Sequoia Burning in the Castle Fire California
Another fantastic giant sequoia burning in Alder Creek Grove on June 18th, 2021, nine months “after” the Castle Fire.
Giant Sequoia Cut Down in Alder Creek Grove California
A massive giant, approximately 14 feet in diameter, was cut down in the Alder Creek Grove on June 3rd, 2021.
Board Camp Grove After the Castle Fire California
Board Camp Grove nearly wiped off the map by the devastating SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
Forgotten Grove: A Tale of Two Sequoias California
A visit to the mysterious and fire damaged Forgotten Grove in Sequoia National Park.
King Arthur, the 9th Largest Tree in the World Perishes California
The famous giant sequoia named King Arthur, the 9th largest tree in the world, perished in the SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
200 Dead Giant Sequoias in Alder Creek Grove California
Alder Creek Grove Sequoia Mortality Map Post SQF Complex / Castle Fire. Complete count of all giant sequoia trees in the Alder Creek Grove.
Even After Snow, the Fire Continues California
Giant sequoias are still burning several months after the SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
Sequoia Skeletons in the Snow California
Fire-killed giant sequoias after snowfall.
Bears We’ve Known California
The story of our encounters with five bears in a sequoia grove.
Waterwell – A Giant Sequoia Destroyed by the Castle Fire California
Before and after aerial footage of Waterwell, a giant sequoia destroyed by the SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
Mountain Home Grove Sequoias Heavily Damaged California
Preliminary views of Mountain Home Grove show countless sequoia losses after the SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
Yet Another Giant Sequoia Burning in the Alder Creek Grove California
UPDATE: This tree is now dead on the ground. Save the Redwoods League allows giant sequoias to burn to death in the Alder Creek Grove 4 months after the SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
McIntyre Grove (Belknap) – Nelson Trail After the Castle Fire California
Photos of McIntyre Grove from the Nelson Trail, during/after the SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
Alder Creek Grove Aerial Video After Fire California
Video of Alder Creek Grove after scores of sequoias die in the SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
Giant Sequoias on Fire in the Alder Creek Grove California
Giant sequoias continue to burn and die three months “after” in the SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
Freeman Creek Grove during the Castle Fire California
Freeman Creek Trail still green despite damage, while the southern section is a moonscape of dead sequoias.
Alder Creek Giant Actively Burning Two Months “after” the Castle Fire California
Alder Creek Grove giant actively on fire, in flames two months after the SQF Complex / Castle Fire.
Stagg Lives, Waterfall Perishes California
The Stagg Tree was not impacted by the SQF Complex / Castle Fire while the nearby Waterfall Tree was destroyed.
Patriarch Tree Destroyed in the Castle Fire California
The famous Patriarch Tree and most of McIntyre Grove perished in the Castle Fire. Before and after photos of several giant sequoias.
Alder Creek Grove after the SQF Complex / Castle Fire – October 28, 2020 California
All giant sequoia are dead in the western section of Alder Creek Grove.