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Banner for Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks Launch New Digital Field Trip to Giant Sequoia Forest
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Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks Launch New Digital Field Trip to Giant Sequoia Forest

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have launched a new digital field trip that explores the challenges, including wildfires, facing our giant sequoia forests. Giant sequoia, the largest living trees on Earth, are found only in California’s Sierra Nevada. Their massive size, singular beauty, and rarity have made them living icons of the natural world and subjects of global fascination. The new giant sequoia program will air live through the Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students program (PORTS).  

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Banner for California State Parks Begins Study of Fallen, Iconic "Tunnel Tree" in Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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California State Parks Begins Study of Fallen, Iconic "Tunnel Tree" in Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Marking one year since the famous Pioneer Cabin Tunnel Tree toppled, California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League and Humboldt State University today announced plans to use the fallen sequoia to study the tree’s life history and gather historic climate-related information for the surrounding area. The information will help California State Parks better manage the existing groves of redwood trees. 

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Heavy Rains Topple Iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree at Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Pioneer Cabin Tree, one of California’s oldest tourist attractions and a beloved specimen of a rare California native species, fell Sunday in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. A combination of trunk and root decay and storm water runoff appears to have brought the giant sequoia down at its base, shattering it and a nearby cedar tree. No one was hurt. 

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