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This message was self-deleted by its author (Omaha Steve) on Sat Sep 18, 2021, 05:44 AM. When the original post in a discussion thread is self-deleted, the entire discussion thread is automatically locked so new replies cannot be posted.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 09:42 PM

1. This is heartbreaking

I have never been there to see these majestic trees that have been there for thousands of years..as I understand it. We are in serious climate crisis and this is just another horrible example.

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 09:52 PM

2. i did.

you feel like an ant in their presence.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 10:08 PM

3. So what, big trees, until you get there.

You need to see them to feel it.

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Response to flying rabbit (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 01:06 AM

8. Indeed. I've not seen the General but I've been to Muir Woods, it's a magical place

Another magical place that pics can never do justice to ... is this one.

And yes, I posted a pic of ... someone ... in a Raiders shirt on purpose




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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 10:49 PM

4. i don't understand how that blanket of foil could possibly help in a wildfire

when i heard the base of the tree was being wrapped i thought maybe they were using at least a twenty foot ladder to do it. or a forty foot ladder

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Response to orleans (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 12:58 AM

7. It's something that has been used to wrap houses in the path of fires. The ones wrapped, survived...

The others did not.

It looks like the emergency foil “blanket” that can save a firefighter’s life.

Like you, I was expecting something bigger.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 01:52 AM

9. it doesn't seem to go up high enuf on the tree trunk to make a difference

if you google wrapping house in fire blanket you can see the entire house and roof gets wrapped

i hope it works i just don't see how that little bit at the base can save that tree

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 11:35 PM

5. Hopefully they will be okay, thanks to special fire resistant adaptations

Sillett said full-grown sequoias are adapted to survive even the hottest wildfires. They have fibrous, fire-resistant bark that can grow up to two feet thick. Although fires can damage the biggest trees, they usually don't kill them.


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/130826-giant-sequoias-yosemite-rim-fire-forestry-science

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 12:19 AM

6. I must find the time to see these majestic trees

Before climate change does away with them.

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