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GROWTH THROUGH FIRE AND TRIALS- LIFE LESSONS FROM GIANT SEQUOIA TREES.-1.pptx

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GROWTH THROUGH FIRE AND TRIALS- LIFE LESSONS FROM GIANT SEQUOIA TREES.-1.pptx

  1. 1. GROWTH THROUGH FIRE AND TRIALS- LIFE LESSONS FROM GIANT SEQUOIA TREES. • Giant sequoia trees are on of the tallest trees on earth which can stand up to 325 feet tall and live up to about 3,000 years. • Even though wildfires have been seen as disaster to growth of forests; giant sequoia trees mostly located in California state (USA) need fire to survive.
  2. 2. 1. FIRE HELPS TO CRACK OPEN THE CONES • Sequoia trees have green cones with seeds trapped inside. • Its said that these green cones can live with viable seeds trapped inside for upto 20 years without fire. • Fire thus us is needed to dry and crack open the cones and allow seeds to be deposited on the forest floor.

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