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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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Walking With Giants

Thomas Hawk posted a photo:

Walking With Giants



Walking With Giants

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Walking With Giants



Sequoia National Park, California

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Sequoia National Park, California



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take a look at the the difference

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take a look at the the difference

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Scott Jarvie

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Scott Jarvie



Sequoia

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Sequoia

Sequoia tree trunk, Sequoia National Park, California
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Am Mammutbaum

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065 - The brand new fourth one

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065 - The brand new fourth one

The tallest of Endor trees visible behind the platform has somewhat tilted top. And that's the one in my version :) . It is also the tallest of them all. Right now I think there will be eight sequoias, all of them behind the platform. If I don't run out of leaves for good, there will also be some smaller Douglas firs and at least one oak. Maybe some birches. As far as I know, you can find all these trees in northern California, where actual Endor scenes were filmed.

My half-custom Dark Lord of the Sith for scale. (He's actually somewhat taller than a regular minifig.)



Glimpse of a Giant

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Glimpse of a Giant

A coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) through the trees in Redwood National Park, California. It is not easy to frame a redwood tree while standing among them using a 100mm lens.

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Standing Tall

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Standing Tall

I'm a sucker for a bunch of tall trees.

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Sequoiadendron Giganteum

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Sequoiadendron Giganteum



Half Dome And Yosemite Valley From Olmsted Point Tioga Pass Yosemite California

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Half Dome And Yosemite Valley From Olmsted Point Tioga Pass Yosemite California

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Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres (1,168.681 sq mi; 302,687 ha; 3,026.87 km2) and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. About 3.8 million people visit Yosemite each year: most spend the majority of their time in the seven square miles (18 km2) of Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Valley represents only one percent of the park area, but this is where most visitors arrive and stay. The Tunnel View is the first view of the Valley for many visitors and is extensively photographed. El Capitan, a prominent granite cliff that looms over Yosemite Valley, is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world because of its diverse range of climbing routes in addition to its year-round accessibility. Granite domes such as Sentinel Dome and Half Dome rise 3,000 and 4,800 feet (910 and 1,460 m), respectively, above the valley floor. -wikipedia

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Sequoia

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Sequoia

Look at this tree! This is insane!



A walk into sequioa forest

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A walk into sequioa forest



Sequoia

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Sequoia



Sierra Burn

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Sierra Burn

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Annette coming out of sequoia

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Annette coming out of sequoia

Annette coming out of sequoia. Tuolumne Grove



Annette and tunnel tree

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Annette and tunnel tree

Annette and tunnel tree. Tuolumne Grove



Icicles on tunnel tree.

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Icicles on tunnel tree.

Icicles on tunnel tree. Tuolumne Grove