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California's Giant Sequoias in Danger

Thousands of California's giant sequoias died this year. Giant sequoias are the largest living things on Earth. Some are nearly 4,000 years old, living naturally along a narrow strip of land in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains at elevations between 3,000 and 8,500 feet. The trees can become so massive that they seem to belong in a Tolkien novel. The largest, named General Sherman, has a 101-foot circumference at its base and is over 270 feet tall. The tallest, though skinnier than General Sherman, reach heights above 340 feet.
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An emergency in the giant sequoia forest

In the space of just over a year, we’ve lost up to 20% of the world’s oldest, largest giant sequoia. When photos of the world’s largest tree wrapped in foil-like material to protect it from oncoming wildfire went viral in September, people around the world quickly grasped something that others have perhaps been slow to understand: our treasured giant sequoia are facing an existential danger.
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