Giant sequoia trees stand among smoke filled skies in the Sequoia National Park in California. Photo: AFP Giant sequoia trees stand among smoke filled skies in the Sequoia National Park in California. Photo: AFP
Giant sequoia trees stand among smoke filled skies in the Sequoia National Park in California. Photo: AFP

Firefighters battle to save General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, as blazes ravage California

  • The fires are threatening Giant Forest, a grove of around 2,000 sequoias that includes five of the largest trees on the planet
  • The 83m General Sherman was wrapped in fireproof blankets to protect its giant trunk from the worst of the flames

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Giant sequoia trees stand among smoke filled skies in the Sequoia National Park in California. Photo: AFP Giant sequoia trees stand among smoke filled skies in the Sequoia National Park in California. Photo: AFP
Giant sequoia trees stand among smoke filled skies in the Sequoia National Park in California. Photo: AFP
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