California wildfires: 20% of sequoia trees destroyed – NEWS 360 – WORLD

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Washington: Wildfires have been raging in California for the past two years

Sequoia trees, one of the largest in the world, are reported to have lost 20 percent of their value. Thousands of sequoia trees were destroyed this year alone. Sequoia trees, which were believed to never catch fire, were severely damaged by wildfires. One-third of the small forests in Sequoia National Park in California were destroyed by wildfires. As a result, 2,000 to 3,000 sequoia trees were affected by the subsequent wildfires. The wildfires in Sequoia National Park also destroyed 7,500 to 10,400 Sequoia trees in western Sierra Nivada. In 2015, two sequoia trees caught fire for the first time. In 2017, some more sequoia trees caught fire.

The worst wildfire in history

The state has witnessed the largest wildfire in California history in five years. Wildfires caused the most damage last year. The wildfires, which started in August 2020, were extinguished in January. The situation would have been worse had it not been for the heavy rains and snowfall of October 25 this year.

Different measures to protect Sequoia

Authorities have taken various measures to protect the Sequoia trees. Absorbent-like fire retardant gel on baby diapers covers the entire 200-foot canopy. Sprinklers were used to retain the moisture content of the wood. Fire-prone branches and twigs were cut down from the tree and taken care of.

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