World’s Biggest Tree General Sherman Is At Risk Due To California Wildfires

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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.

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.