One Cool Thing: Redwoods In California Beginning To Come Back After Fire

Coast redwoods sprout back above Gold Gulch three months after #CZULightningComplex      Photo: Dustin Mulvaney on Twitter

A professor at San Jose State University sparked a wave of optimism when late last fall he posted photos of redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Big Basin Redwoods State Park beginning to show new growth just three months after fires devastated the area.  The scientist, Dustin Mulvaney, snapped photos of the trees’ new, bright green shoots peeking through their burned bark.  People were surprised to see how resilient the forest can be, he said.  Some areas were badly charred, but according to Mulvaney, if given a little time and sunshine the redwoods will recover.

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