The Redwoods are burning!

These are pictures of the fire in Bonny Doon about 12 miles from where Natalie and I live.  These are Redwoods burning.  It is a bad sign that this part of the state is burning for 2 reasons:

  1. This forest has a thick marine layer that keeps it especially moist and damp year round.  So it should be too wet to burn.
  2. It’s still early in the season, and the temperatures aren’t yet at their highest.  If the wetter spots of California are already burning, how bad are the blazes in the drier parts going to be?

Thanks to Alekz Londos for these amazing pictures!

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2 Comments

  1. laura decker said,

    July 28, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I was wondering if the giant secoya trees are in danger from the fires.

  2. cardona507 said,

    July 29, 2008 at 6:58 am

    From what I understand the redwoods survive the fire. It only burns the outer layer. When you are walking through the woods you can see burn marks for hundreds of feet up the side of the tree. These are from fires long ago…


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