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Sequoia National Forest

  Drive Thru Tree Sequoia National Forest, California
Sequoia National Forest is located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The U.S. National Forest is named for the majestic Giant Sequoia trees which populate 38 distinct grooves within the boundaries of the forest. Wikipedia
Drive through General Sherman tree - The Biggest Tree in World at Sequoia National Forest

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 The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument manage 33 giant sequoia groves for their protection, restoration, and preservation
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 Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best. 

(George E. Stone Photo)
This is how the Wawona Tree in Yosemite appeared before it fell over in a storm. NPS Photo


 The richness of the Sierran flora mirrors that of the state as a whole. Of the nearly 6,000 species of vascular plants known to occur in California, over 20% can be found within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. 

Sequoia National Forest - Home - USDA Forest Service

 

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks