How do Berkeley scientists measure drought and study climate change? They climb the biggest trees on Earth and map them. They also use drones, crossbows, 3D models, pressure gauges, and a slew of technical equipment we're still trying to get our heads around.
Luckily, we got a 360° camera on one of their heads as they ascended into the canopy climbing Odin: a 1600-year-old, 340 ft tall Giant Sequoia in the Whitaker Old Grove. This swath of forrest rests between Giant Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and is owned by Berkeley for scientific research. We were luckily enough to tag along and capture footage of these ancient species in their changing and parched habitat.
We are currently processing footage and will share content in the Catalog asap.