Nature

Why the Giant Sequoia Needs Fire to Grow

Clip: Season 35 Episode 12 | 2m 37s

Giant sequoias are the largest trees on Earth. They can grow for more than 3,000 years. But without fire, they cannot reproduce.

Aired: 03/29/17

Rating: NR

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