When a chainsaw is like the Hubble telescope

Dendrochronology is just so darn cool; by studying patterns laid down by tree rings, we may peer into and learn from the past. University of Arizona researchers report that Giant Sequoias have withstood not only frequent fires but also periods of climatic warming, indicating that, unlike many other species, this California native should probably be able to tolerate future climate change. Read more here.

Giant Sequoias Yield Longest Fire History from Tree Rings

Sequoia cross-section from Tom Swetnam, lead author of the University of Arizona study.

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