Conservation group to buy Alder Creek giant sequoia grove and world’s fifth-largest tree

Stagg sequoia
Jennifer Benito-Kowalski of Save the Redwoods League, a conservation group, peers inside the Stagg tree in Sequoia Crest, Calif., in June.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

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Bettina Boxall is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers California water and the environment for the Los Angeles Times, where she has worked since 1987.