All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Fire is an important part of the life cycle of the giant sequoias. The trees have bark nearly 1-foot thick, so the trees are unaffected by quick-burning ground fires. The sequoia cones have to have the heat from fires to soften the resin to allow the s...
Fire is an important part of the life cycle of the giant sequoias. The trees have bark nearly 1-foot thick, so the trees are unaffected by quick-burning ground fires. The sequoia cones have to have the heat from fires to soften the resin to allow the seeds to be released.

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