Firefighters fighting to protect the world’s largest tree from wildfires in the parched U.S. said Friday that they’re optimistic it can be saved.

The flames are creeping up closer to majestic General Sherman and other redwoods as man-made climate change worsens California’s dreadful wildfire season.

This means there is lots of vegetation in the tree, and it may provide a lot of fuel for a wildfire, leading to a hotter, more intense fire that could affect these redwoods badly.

Crews are battling the spreading, paradise and colonial-style fires that have destroyed 4.600 acres of forest since they started a week ago.

It jumped onto the Generals Highway on Crystal Cave Road and is burning toward the park’s Sequoia trees, which guide visitors to giant forest, Brigham said.

On Thursday, General Sherman was wrapped in fireproof duvet-aluminum foil that was supposed to shield his massive trunk from the worst of the flames.


Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is an American national park in Northern California, surrounded on the southeast by Sierra National Forest and on the northwest by Stanislaus National Forest. (wikipedia)


Giant Forest

The Giant Forest, famed for its giant sequoia trees, is within the United States’ Sequoia National Park. This montane forest, situated at over 6, (wikipedia)

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Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is an American national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. The park was established on September 25, 1890 to protect 404, (wikipedia)


Glacier National Park (U.S.)

Glacier National Park is an American national park located in northwestern Montana, on the Canada–United States border, adjacent to the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. (wikipedia)


General Sherman (tree)

General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, (wikipedia)


Mountain Home Grove

Mountain Home Grove is a grove of giant sequoia trees located in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, and includes some of the largest trees in the world. (wikipedia)