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The fight to save California’s iconic redwoods from fire

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The base of the General Sherman giant sequoia covered in a protective blanket



The base of General Sherman and other giant redwoods were covered by firefighters in aluminum blankets.

It is an image that lovers of the iconic giant trees of the United States surely never thought they would see one day.

The most famous inhabitant of the Sequoia National Park in California, the tree known as General Sherman, was wrapped by firefighters in aluminum blankets to protect it from fire.

The flames continue to rage in that natural reserve and the authorities fear that the fire could reach a place called Giant Forest, Giant Forest, which is home to some of the largest trees in the world.

Image source, AFP


The Colony and Paradise fires have been growing in Sequoia National Park for a week.

General Sherman, a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) it is considered the individual tree with the highest amount of biomass on the planet. Is he largest tree in the world by volume, according to the United States National Park Service.

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