Tahoe National Forest is home to the Placer County Big Trees Grove. Identified as a value at risk when the Mosquito Fire began, measures were taken to protect the grove from catastrophic wildfire.

While the Mosquito Fire was stopped just four miles from the grove; had it reached the grove, it likely would have been spared due to the efforts of previous years of fuel reduction and proactive planning. Today the grove still stands majestically.

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