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How tall can a tree grow? - Valentin Hammoudi


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Reaching heights of over 100 meters, Californian sequoias tower over Earth’s other 60,000 tree species. But even these behemoths seem to have their limits: no sequoia on record has been able to grow taller than 130 meters. So what exactly is stopping these trees from growing taller, forever? Valentin Hammoudi investigates why trees have limited heights.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Valentin Hammoudi
  • Director Doug Alberts
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Doug Alberts
  • Art Director Doug Alberts
  • Designer Doug Alberts
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Fact-Checker Rebekah Barnett

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