World’s largest trees can burn – level 1

22-09-2021 07:00

Authorities close Sequoia National Park. The park is in California, US. The world’s tallest trees grow there. They are called sequoias.

Around 2,400 sequoias are in the park. Two large fires are burning close to the park. It is possible that the sequoias will burn. Firefighters put aluminum around the lowest parts of the trees. It will keep them safe from fire.

General Sherman is the tallest tree in the world. It is in the park, too. It is 83.82 meters high. It is between 2,300 to 2,700 years old.

Fires are also good for sequoias. It is interesting that fire helps sequoias grow. When it is hot, sequoias make more seeds. Fires burns other trees. Then, sequoias have more space.

Difficult words: aluminum (a light silver-grey material which does not get hot), seed (a small oval thing from which a new plant grows), space (free area which somebody can use).

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