Sequoias at RiskScroll to learn more
Climate change affects many plants, from the small manzanita to the giant sequoias. Higher temperatures, changing amounts of snow and rain, and increased wildfires—all aspects of climate change—confront these ancient trees.
Survival of the Sequoia
Sequoias may need to move in response to climate change. Some animals migrate quickly, but plants like the sequoia have limited ways to move. The wind doesn't spread their seeds far. Flip through the photos to see why.
The Douglas squirrel may carry the cones a short distance. But seeds will only grow if they land in an ideal place.
Sequoias may need our help to migrate quickly enough to survive climate change. But will this assisted migration work?
The true test of survival is whether these new plantings will reproduce. Trees may grow where they are planted, but will their seeds take root there, too?
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Scientists use photographs as records of a scene. We need your help to document the plants, clouds, and seasons—and how they are changing. Use the picture post to take photos and upload them here.Upload Photos