Fire ecologist Tony Caprio stands near a scorched giant sequoia tree estimated to be 1,000-2,000 years old that had been burned by the Rough fire in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park last summer.
Fire ecologist Tony Caprio stands near a scorched giant sequoia tree estimated to be 1,000-2,000 years old that had been burned by the Rough fire in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park last summer. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
Fire ecologist Tony Caprio stands near a scorched giant sequoia tree estimated to be 1,000-2,000 years old that had been burned by the Rough fire in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park last summer. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

California’s ‘treepocalypse’ creates wildfire emergency

July 08, 2016 1:02 PM