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California wildfires impacted over a million acres this week. Though feared destroyed, most of the ancient redwoods at the oldest state park withstood the blaze. Among the survivors is a 2,000-year-old tree known as the “Mother of the Forest.” One newspaper headline read, “Scorched, But Still Standing.” Even during their hardship, these elders seem to be teaching us about resiliency? –Guri

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Editor’s Note: California wildfires impacted over a million acres this week. Though feared destroyed, most of the ancient redwoods at the oldest state park withstood the blaze. Among the survivors is a 2,000-year-old tree known as the “Mother of the Forest.” One newspaper headline read, “Scorched, But Still Standing.” Even during their hardship, these elders seem to be teaching us about resiliency? –Guri
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NBC News reports shares more on Big Basin Redwood State. “When forest fires, windstorms and lightning hit redwood trees, those that don’t topple can resprout. The forest is not gone. It will regrow.”
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