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At the base of this sugar pine, you can walk into an old fire scar from either side and stand within the embrace of the biggest pine tree in the world. You might feel some trepidation about the fact that well over 150 tons of wood is suspended above your head with most of the original support missing. But step outside the champion’s “protection,” and you risk a Chicken Little moment if the squirrels are felling the two-foot-long cones.

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