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The Karl Marx Tree

In the Fall of 1885 a group of socialist utopians created The Kaweah Colony in the Giant Forest in what is now Sequoia National Park.  Their community was based equal work and equal compensation for men and women.  The colonists filed … Continue reading

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The Unique Love Between a Sequoia, a Squirrel, and a Beetle

How does a giant sequoia, Sequoiadendron sempervirens, spread its seeds? It’s not as simple as you might think.  Seed dispersal takes a number of forms involving two different mutualistic relationships. a. The first, and most obvious, way is when the seed … Continue reading

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