Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Explore the Auto Tree
View the impacts of the CZU Lightning Fire on the Auto Tree, captured in 3D after the fire.
Auto Tree by CyArkCyArk
The Iconic Auto Tree
"It is iconic because it's has been shaped by previous fire."
Fire Damage to the Base
"The tree already had a big cavity and already had a big fire scar."
The Auto Tree remains one of the oldest trees in Big Basin, and could be close to 1,500 years old.
Scars from the most recent CZU fire are visible further up the tree than previous burn marks.
Changes to the Crown
"At some point, part of it had been injured and formed a new trunk."
Auto Tree Future
"I do have optimism that the tree will continue to re-sprout and re-grow."