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After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed

California Wildfires Giant Sequoias
California Wildfires Giant Sequoias
Posted at 3:53 PM, Oct 23, 2021

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — The California highway connecting visitors to the world’s two largest sequoia trees will stay closed so crews can remove upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by wildfires, drought, disease or age.

A fire closed the highway and it will stay closed after the blaze is out so that crews can cut down trees and trim branches.

Officials at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks said Friday the trees could potentially fall onto people and cars.

The highway connects groves that are home to the General Sherman Tree, which is considered the world’s largest by volume, and the General Grant Tree, the second-largest tree in the world.