New data shows how old-growth redwoods survive extreme wildfire conditions

New research shows that ancient buds and decades-old carbon reserves help drive significant redwood regrowth after wildfires burn through the forest. In a new multi-year study, published in Nature Plants, the research team observed these unique adaptations that helped old-growth redwood trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park recover after the extreme 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fires. KTVU's Frank Mallicoat speaks with biologist and lead study author Drew Peltier about the data and his findings.

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