According to U.S. media reports on the 20th local time, thousands of precious trees in California have been destroyed by wildfires caused by lightning this year.
According to the National Park Service (NPS), two wildfires in California burned more than 185000 acres (748668079 square meters) in 2021, with 2261 to 3637 giant redwoods on the destroyed land, accounting for earth’s redwoods. 3% to 5% of the total. This figure includes burned trees and trees that may die in the next few years due to severe burns.
According to the National Park Service, the “Castle” fire in 2020 also killed 10% to 14% of giant redwood trees in California.