WILDFIRES THREATEN LARGEST TREE IN THE WORLD
Payne Institute Earth Observation Group student worker Elijah Mt.Castle writes about how multiple wildfires in Sequoia National Park have burned a total of 43,375 acres. The park is home to the world’s largest tree by volume, the General Sherman Tree. Sequoia trees are the largest species of trees by volume and can live to be over 2,000 years old. To protect the Tree and other large ancient trees, firefighters have wrapped the base of the trunks with fireproof blankets. September 22, 2021.