Excerpt: "Just up the hill from the old Lyons homestead, in what is now Redwood National Park, stand a group of majestic tan oak trees, their broad bases hollowed and blackened by fire. Amelia Lyons tended these trees by burning out the undergrowth around them, and like generations of Hupa women before her, she was rewarded with an abundant crop of acorns. Long after her death, the ground is littered with hundreds of small brown globes dropped by the trees. But without Amelia's fires, the acorns are riddled with weevil holes."
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Levy, Sharon. "Rekindling native fires." BioScience 55.4 (2005): 303-308.