Mette Lampcov is a freelance documentary photographer from Denmark and is currently based in the greater Los Angeles area. She studied fine art in London, England and after moving to the United States 10 years ago, studied photography and...
A "Bark Beetle gallery" is visible on a piece of bark from a dead and fallen Sequoia tree. These pieces of bark found on the ground with bark beetle galleries indicated to scientists that something was wrong with the nearby Sequoia.
A Sequoia National Park ranger is talking to a tour group who are looking up into the canopy of Sequoias.
In 2015, the US Forest Service was forced to close the famed Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest amid concerns that dead trees along the trail were at risk of falling on hikers, at the time Sequoias where considered safe.
The Giant Forest, situated within Sequoia national park, is a mix of white fir, incense cedar, sugar pine, ponderosa pine and giant sequoia trees. The grey trees here are dead; in areas of the national park tree mortality of some species is 70%
View over the Yosemite Valley as one of the first winter storms approaches, bringing much-needed moisture
Giant sequoia trees, the largest living organisms on the planet – some more than three millennia old – have started dying from beetle attacks linked to the climate emergency, the preliminary findings of a new study have revealed. The deaths of the trees, some of which lived through the rise and fall of hundreds of empires, caliphates and kingdoms – not to mention the inauguration of every US president – have shocked researchers in their speed and novelty.
In Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in the Sierra Nevada, California, 28 giant sequoias have died from a seemingly deadly interaction between bark beetles, drought and fire damage since 2014, according to a joint National Park Service and US Geological Survey study that will be published later this year.