Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Sense of Perspective

There is no way to adequately portray the impact of the giant sequoias. No photograph can really capture the spirit of these ancient trees. The older trees have survived dozens, perhaps hundreds of forest fires. Their bark in almost 30 inches thick and is built to resist fire. But even with their unusual bark, the trees still suffer damage for the fires. But the sequoias have amazing recuperative powers. They will continue growing even though their bark is almost entirely destroyed. So many of the older trees show signs of previous fires.

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