Trees for Notre Dame – level 2

17-03-2021 15:00

In April 2019, fire destroyed the top of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France.

The French government decided that the cathedral would look the same as before the fire. The French president promised to repair the cathedral through 2024, but it is a very hard task. It was not easy to find the right trees to repair it because they needed to be at least one meter wide and 18 meters long.

Lumberjacks must cut down around 1,000 oaks in 200 French forests. They must work fast because it is important to cut the trees down before spring starts. In spring, the wood becomes too wet. After the cutting, the trees need 18 months to get dry.

Difficult words: cathedral (a very large and important church), lumberjack (a person who cuts down trees), oak (a large tree which has very hard wood).

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