Thursday, December 27, 2018

"Fans of a popular grove of redwood trees in far Northern California are racing to fund a project that would help protect the area from hordes of visitors"

LAT:

The grove was largely a secret until the quest to find it became a popular adventure shortly after a 1998 research project inspired a book that contained clues about its location.

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The grove now sees up to 13,000 cars a month. Because there are no formal trails to the grove, visitors have trampled the forest floor during their searches in the area, jeopardizing the health of the redwood trees and the surrounding forest.