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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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Sequoia Roots

Josh Rickert posted a photo:

Sequoia Roots

Roots of a fallen redwood in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.



Château de Josselin

stshank posted a photo:

Château de Josselin

|| Photo info: Taken 2015-05-14 with Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, ¹???? sec at f/7.1, focal length 27 mm, ISO 125. Copyright 2015 .



Meadow Under the Giant Sequoia

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Meadow Under the Giant Sequoia

Taken in the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, California



Chimney Tree

Claudia Cooper posted a photo:

Chimney Tree

This was a really challenging photo to capture. I was actually inside - yes, inside - the trunk of what's known as the Chimney Tree in Sequoia National Park. There was barely room for me and my tripod. I had my camera tilted here - now I wish I would've lied down and looked straight up. Next time...



The Forest

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The Forest

Sequoia National Park is famous for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, one of the largest trees on Earth.



Grizzly Giant 3

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Grizzly Giant 3

Taken using a mini tripod



Giant Sequoia

Josh Rickert posted a photo:

Giant Sequoia

Vertical panorama of a huge sequoia in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park. Stitched together into one HDR image from 25 different exposures.



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Roaring River Falls



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Gnarly Giant on trail of the sequoias



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mushrooms..........



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