Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Report Says Thinning Forests Key to Saving Redwoods

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Coastal Redwood trees stand at Muir Woods National Monument on August 20, 2013 in Mill Valley, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

One of the keys to conserving California’s redwood forests might be to cut trees down, according to a new report by Save the Redwoods League. Scientists say restoring the big and complicated ecosystems is key for new growth but so is thinning out some of the young, densely packed trees. We’ll be joined on Forum by Emily Burns, director of science for Save the Redwoods.

Emily Burns, director of science, Save the Redwoods League

State of Redwoods Conservation Report