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They are huge and ancient trees. Most likely to be found in California – like these sequoias in Yosemite National Park. But if you wait, you are going to have to be patient here, you may start to see some growing further afield in parts of the UK.
Nelli Bird, BBC correspondent
And this is what they look like when they start off – so tiny compared to what they'll turn into. And already, nearly 500 of these trees have been planted here on this land, just outside Brecon [in Wales].
内利·伯德       BBC通讯员
Henry Emson is the man behind the One Life One Tree project.
亨利·埃姆森是 “一生一树” 项目背后的灵魂人物。
Henry Emson, Founder2, One Life One Tree project
The idea came about when I was looking at my children's carbon footprint and I wanted to get a head start for them on how they could offset3 before they started to hit adulthood4, and I came across an article that talked about giant sequoias. But this is really about a legacy5 and, you know, these trees over a period of, you know, a couple of hundred years, should be able to actually bring someone's carbon footprint down to zero. 
亨利·埃姆森       “一生一树” 项目创始人
And so, on this site in mid-Wales, nearly 500 giant sequoias have been planted. Not easy to spot from high up yet – they have these green nets around them for the first few years to protect them.
Alongside each sequoia1, three native trees are being planted to increase biodiversity.
Henry Emson
This is a long-term project. We're really keen that people think about, you know, the short-term things that they can do to reduce emissions6 – that's what the planet needs.
But behind each tree is a story.
Lindsay Perks7
We've come over from Bristol today to plant this tree in memory of my dad and the kids' granddad. It was very difficult for him to talk about what he wanted for his funeral, so this just feels like an appropriate thing to do. My dad liked to work in woodwork…
Nelli Bird, BBC correspondent
It's lovely then, that you'll be able to come back and see it, isn't it? And…
内利·伯德       BBC通讯员
Matt Perks
Yeah, it's something that will last our lifetimes and the kids' lifetimes and beyond as well.
And if you are wondering whether giant sequoias can thrive in the UK, take a look at this forest not far up the road in Powys in mid-Wales. The oldest sequoias here were planted in the mid-nineteenth century.
Today, sequoias are under threat in their native California – one-in-ten destroyed in devastating8 wildfires last summer.
Planting in the UK can help protect a species that will tower over generations to come.


1 sequoia MELyo     
  • The sequoia national forest is at the southern end of the sierra nevada range.红杉国家公园位于内华达山脉南端尽头处。
  • The photo shows the enormous general Sherman tree in California's sequoia national park.照片显示的是加利福尼亚州红杉国家公园内巨大的谢尔曼将军树。
2 Founder wigxF     
  • He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被称颂为佛罗伦萨画派的鼻祖。
  • According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的传说,罗穆卢斯是古罗马的建国者。
3 offset mIZx8     
  • Their wage increases would be offset by higher prices.他们增加的工资会被物价上涨所抵消。
  • He put up his prices to offset the increased cost of materials.他提高了售价以补偿材料成本的增加。
4 adulthood vKsyr     
  • Some infantile actions survive into adulthood.某些婴儿期的行为一直保持到成年期。
  • Few people nowadays are able to maintain friendships into adulthood.如今很少有人能将友谊维持到成年。
5 legacy 59YzD     
  • They are the most precious cultural legacy our forefathers left.它们是我们祖先留下来的最宝贵的文化遗产。
  • He thinks the legacy is a gift from the Gods.他认为这笔遗产是天赐之物。
6 emissions 1a87f8769eb755734e056efecb5e2da9     
排放物( emission的名词复数 ); 散发物(尤指气体)
  • Most scientists accept that climate change is linked to carbon emissions. 大多数科学家都相信气候变化与排放的含碳气体有关。
  • Dangerous emissions radiate from plutonium. 危险的辐射物从钚放散出来。
7 perks 6e5f1a81b34c045ce1dd0ea94a32e614     
额外津贴,附带福利,外快( perk的名词复数 )
  • Perks offered by the firm include a car and free health insurance. 公司给予的额外待遇包括一辆汽车和免费健康保险。
  • Are there any perks that go with your job? 你的工作有什么津贴吗?
8 devastating muOzlG     
  • It is the most devastating storm in 20 years.这是20年来破坏性最大的风暴。
  • Affairs do have a devastating effect on marriages.婚外情确实会对婚姻造成毁灭性的影响。
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