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CZU Lightning Complex fires damage 40% of redwoods in Santa Cruz Mountains

Original post made on Oct 8, 2020

It took 37 days to contain the CZU Lightning Complex fire in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, but the recovery process for charred forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains is only beginning.

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Posted by Alan
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 8, 2020 at 11:19 am

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Of course, the destroyed homes was tragic; I don't want to take that lightly. However, as articles elsewhere have pointed out, a remarkable number of redwoods - particularly old-growth redwoods - seem likely to survive; and that fire is a natural part of the sequoia life cycle, and if the fire intensity was too great, can actually be healthy. So, while I will always be somewhat sad when thinking of this fire, I will recognize not everything about it is negative; be sad, but not despaired.


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Posted by Alan
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 8, 2020 at 11:22 am

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"... if the fire intensity was too great..." - I meant, "if the fire intensity was not too great".


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