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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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séquoia

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Looking Up At The Trees In Sequoia National Park, California

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Looking Up At The Trees In Sequoia National Park, California

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Redwoods

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Redwoods

Montseny. Catalonia.

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We Are Scribbling Our Names On A Thousand Years Tree

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We Are Scribbling Our Names On A Thousand Years Tree

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Muir Woods

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Muir Woods



Giants

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Sequoia National Park in San Francisco, Caliofornia

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Sequoia National Park in San Francisco, Caliofornia

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Sequoia National Park XI

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Sequoia National Park XI

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Sleepy Hollow

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Sleepy Hollow



The Bachelor and Three Graces

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The Bachelor and Three Graces

Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California,



Young Bear in Sequoia

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Young Bear in Sequoia



King's Canyon

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King's Canyon



Redwood Forest

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Redwood Forest

Muir Woods, CA



Beware the curves

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Beware the curves

Aerial view of a winding road near Makalidurga, Karnataka



Giants V

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Giants V



Sequoia sempervirens, COAST REDWOOD

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Sequoia sempervirens, COAST REDWOOD

Sequoia sempervirens, COAST REDWOOD. Diane and John walk through the redwood grove on trail 2.



Big Red

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If you?ve ever seen a giant sequoia tree, you know how majestic they are. These huge trees are a part of our Earth?s history. It is amazing how small you feel when you are looking up at one.

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Giant sequoia Redwood roots

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Giant sequoia Redwood roots

Fallen giant sequoia redwood roots



King's Canyon

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King's Canyon

North Grove Loop Trail