Recently The Bee had an article on the effects of the drought on some of the most magnificent trees in the world, the giant sequoias. These glorious trees grow only in the Western Sierra Nevada. In fact, one grove is approximately 90 miles away in Yosemite National Park. As I have been fortunate enough to both see and touch these wonders of nature at least a half a dozen times, I urge you to do the same.
How fitting that the article should end on the same page as the obituaries. The deaths of six people – all of whom I suspect will be truly missed – coincided with the possible demise of the most awe-inspiring tree this planet has ever produced. I could not prevent tears springing from my eyes as I read this discourse.
The real issue here is what can we do to help save these trees from disaster? A small handful of us, the environmentalists, strive to do our best to protect these marvels from extinction, but could use your help as well. Please consider joining the Sierra Club and you, too, can assist in saving these phenomenons.
Buddy Davis, Modesto