Southernmost Giant Sequoia Grove

September 25, 2013

On Sunday September, 22 Ben Munger '79, Graceson '16, and Cameron '16 traveled to the Deer Creek Sequoia Grove in Tulare County in the Giant Sequoia National Monument.  The trip was organized by Jim Versteeg (uncle of Miguel Provincio '13) to  tour the grove and learn about Forest Service management polices to protect it.  The group discussed how Midland could help the Forest Service manage the grove - by helping to inventory and design a plan to reduce ladder fuels during a wildfire. There is also the possibility of trail work to access the grove from a newly constructed parking area.  The Midland group measured the circumference of several of the larger trees at 61 feet or more and found good evidence of younger Sequoia trees growing in the grove.  We are looking forward to returning to the Deer Creek Grove and want to thank Jim and Gay Versteeg for their hospitality and organizing the trip. 




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