California’s Tallest Redwoods under Threat from Tourists

An ancient grove of giant trees in California has come under threat because of a recent influx of tourists.

The “Titans”, the tallest trees in the redwood forest, were first discovered 20 years ago by researchers who kept their location secret. But a few years ago someone posted the coordinates on social media, luring thousands of tourists to the area in search of the secret grove.

Now the immense trees are in danger from the visitors’ foot traffic. Those who successfully locate the Titans almost always take celebratory pictures in front of them, compacting the soil and damaging the trees’ roots. read more >>