Chickaree Plush

Chickaree Plush

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Who is that small tufted eared squirrel flitting around in the sequoia grove? Meet the Douglass tree squirrel or chickaree. Turns out this little fellow is a big helper when it comes to helping sequoia trees distribute their cones and seeds.  The chickaree munches on fleshy sequoia cones and inadvertently disperses the oatmeal flake sized seeds around the forest.  Sequoia seeds need very specific conditions to grow, including bare ground, ideally prepared by fire and plenty of sunlight.  From these miniature seed flakes grow giant sequoias, that once established, can rein the forest for thousands of years.