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POTD: Burned Alive

POTD: Burned Alive
October 17, 2016 Brian Truono
The destructive nature of fire is no match for these Giant Sequoia trees. Their bark has a unique property of resilience to the hot flames, which occasionally sweep through the forest floor. This trick helps maintain a lifetime that spans thousand of years. The reproductive process is also helped along as the tree’s cones open in the heat and drop their seeds onto the ground. With heavy underbrush burned away, sunlight provides nutrients and energy to the small seedlings. View Print Options

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