As reported by Lonely Planet, Saturday (5 September 2020) Big Basin Redwoods, national parks in California will be closed for at least the next 12 months.
This is because after the great fire that hit the area.
Big Basin Redwoods protects at least 18,000 hectares of redwood forest and 80 miles of trails.
The park is visited by around 250,000 visitors per year.
The attraction of this park is the large tree that has existed since 1902.
And some of these redwoods are 300 feet tall and 50 feet in circumference.
Unfortunately, however, the area has suffered severe damage in the recent forest fires.
The rooster ransacked parks, historical areas, and campsites.
This resulted in the evacuation of campers, visitors, and staff.
Fortunately, redwoods can survive, including the ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ trees of the Forest, which are the largest in the park.
Even though some trees survive, it will still take time to restore the garden.
There are still potentially hazardous spaces with burnt vegetation and fallen or felled tree trunks.
That’s why park officials decided to think carefully about reopening.