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Fire Scarred Redwoods, Muir Woods photo

Fire Scarred Redwoods

This fire on the Ben Johnson trail occurred many years ago, but the scars are still evident. Periodic fires benefit the redwoods at the expense of less fire tolerant trees. Fires used to be natural; now the park service has to set them from time to time