Conservation Group to Buy World’s Largest Privately Held Sequoia Forest for $15M

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Giant sequoia trees at Sequoia National Park, California. lucky-photographer / iStock / Getty Images Plus A Bay Area conservation group struck a deal to buy and to protect the world’s largest remaining privately owned sequoia forest for $15.6 million. Now it needs to raise the money, according to CNN . The San Francisco-based Save the Redwoods League negotiated for the past 20 years for the purchase of Alder Creek, a 530-acre hillside grove that houses 483 trees with a trunk diameter of more than six feet, including the 3,000-year-old Stagg Tree — the world’s fifth largest tree, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The Stagg Tree is just an absolute monster, stunning. Fifth largest tree in the world. We’re trying to protect it a… — savetheredwoods (@savetheredwoods) 1568832058.0 Alder Creek is about 200 miles from Los Angeles and surrounded by the Giant Sequoia National Monument . "This is probably the most-coveted sequoia conservation opportunity in a generation," said Sam Hodder, president of Save the Redwoods League, to the Mercury News in San Jose. "This is an alpine landscape covered with iconic, breathtaking, cinnamon-barked trees that are surrounded by pastures. It is such a superlative representation of nature. This […]

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