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Fires in California: What's the point of wrapping sequoias in aluminum foil for fire protection?

2021-09-23T07:33:27.879Z

Huge forest fires are blazing in California, and firefighters are wrapping giant trees in aluminum foil for protection. Fire researcher Stephen Pyne explains why this has primarily a symbolic effect and what happens next.



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The giant General Sherman tree, wrapped in aluminum foil

Photo: National Park Service / AFP

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