• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-min. to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

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Phenology at Sequoia National Park

Click to view our phenological monitoring sites.

Click to view our phenological monitoring sites.

The California Phenology Project (CPP) was launched in 2010 as a three year pilot program to create long term monitoring and public education activities throughout California. As a part of the CPP, Sequoia National Park monitors four plant species within the park. Data is collected regularly and entered into the National Phenology Network (NPN) database.

Around the Foothill Visitor Center, park staff and volunteers monitor blue oak and California buckeye. In the Giant Forest, greenleaf manzanita and mountain pride is monitored. Weather stations at each monitoring site provide site-specific climate data, which can be compared to variation in phenological observations.

Click the images below to learn more about each species!

Species monitored at Sequoia National Park   Blue Oak  California buckeye  Greenleaf manzanita  Mountain pride

Did You Know?

Loggers pose in front of a mighty felled sequoia.

Sequoia wood proved too brittle for most lumber uses. Some felled sequoias even shattered as they hit the ground. Most lumbered sequoias ended up as fence posts, shingles, and even match sticks!