The General Sherman Tree is the largest in the world. It is 52,508 cubic feet (1,487 cubic meters) in volume, 275 feet (84 meters) high and has a circumference of 103 feet (31 meters) at ground level. The recent California wildfires have burned into some groves of ancient sequoias hence General Sherman is now at risk.
— Yosemite Steve (@YosemiteSteve) September 17, 2021
To save the tree, firefighters have wrapped the base of General Sherman and other large trees at risk with fire-resistant aluminium the type of which is used in emergency shelters and to protect historic buildings made out of wood.