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The Giant Sequoia Tree - Nature's Largest Living Thing

If you have never seen one it is quite a site to behold. The Giant Sequoia tree is truly a marvel of nature. The tree can grow to a height of over 300 feet and some can have a diameter of over 30 feet at their base. Some Giant Sequoias are known to be over 3,200 years old making them among the oldest living organisms on the planet.

The trees have are only found in their natural environment in the western Sierra Nevada mountains in California. Experimental plantings have been started in places such as Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York and Vermont, but of course none of these trees even comes close to the size of the ones you will find in California.

I have had the privilege to see the Grizzly Giant in the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park and it is incredible. The base measures 28 feet in diameter and the first branch on the tree is about 100 feet up and is 6 feet in diameter. Here are some pictures of Giant Sequoias below taken by various people and posted at Flickr.com. Enjoy them, but try to make a trip to California some day to see the real thing.

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Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park



Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park



Three Brothers - Yosemite National Park

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Three Brothers - Yosemite National Park



mt shasta 2

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mt shasta 2

sequoia silhouette



Sequoia Canopy

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Sequoia Canopy

Sequoia National Park: Three Rivers, Tulare County, California.

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?BigFoot?, Sequoia Giant

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?BigFoot?, Sequoia Giant



Sir John A. Macdonald Sequoia tree next to go . . .

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Sir John A. Macdonald Sequoia tree next to go . . .

A statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister (and 3rd), has been removed from the front steps of Victoria City Hall.
The monument was taken down, wrapped in foam and strapped to a flat-bed truck on Saturday morning to be placed in storage.
City council voted to remove the statue as a gesture of reconciliation earlier this week



Sir John A. Macdonald

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Sir John A. Macdonald

A statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister (and 3rd), has been removed from the front steps of Victoria City Hall.
The monument was taken down, wrapped in foam and strapped to a flat-bed truck on Saturday morning to be placed in storage.
City council voted to remove the statue as a gesture of reconciliation earlier this week
N.B.
"We err in our judgement when we presume a good man, ze, zir, is all good and a bad man, woman, xyr is all bad."

"Those who are without sin among you, let he, ze, her, zir, xyr, first cast a stone."



Samson and the Sequoia

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Samson and the Sequoia

Parker Group
Sequoia National Park: Three Rivers, Tulare County, California.

At the Parker Group of Giant Sequoias, our showed us to a tree he loves, one that had been split right down the center of its trunk early in its life and managed to grow as one tree split down to the ground. He used the panorama function on some of our camera phones to photograph us on both sides of the tree, at which point I asked if he could try the same thing for me but as a vertical panorama...

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Parker Group, Giant Forest

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Parker Group, Giant Forest

Sequoia National Park: Three Rivers, Tulare County, California.

"These giant trees were named for the eight members of the Parker family. Captain James Parker, Troop 8, 4th Cavalry, US Army, was acting Superintendent of Sequoia National Park 1893 - 1894."

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Ein Riesenmammutbaum in einem Wald

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Ein Riesenmammutbaum in einem Wald

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Burnt Out

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Burnt Out



Out Of Darkness

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Out Of Darkness



The Face In The Tree

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The Face In The Tree



Reaching For The Light

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Reaching For The Light



Among The Redwoods

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Among The Redwoods



To The Trees

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To The Trees



Lofty Tree Tops

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Lofty Tree Tops



Split Trunk

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Split Trunk



Alone In The Woods

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Alone In The Woods