vacation cabin rental

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.

Recent Uploads tagged sequoia and tree

Hello

DylanTakesPhotos posted a photo:

Hello

The largest known living single stemmed tree on earth. General Sherman is estimated to be 2,300?2,700 years old.

the aperture and ISO settings were a mistake on my part. I hadn't checked my settings before I snagged this shot. It still ended up being pretty decent in my opinion.



Gmunden - Austria

Been Around posted a photo:

Gmunden - Austria

Mammutbaum / Mammoth Tree - Toscanapark - Villa Toscana - Gmunden am Traunsee - Salzkammergut - Oberösterreich / Upper Austria - Österreich / Austria

de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Toscana_(Gmunden)



Sequoia (with some tree hugging we reckon this was about 21ft around the trun...

louisemarston posted a photo:

Sequoia (with some tree hugging we reckon this was about 21ft around the trunk at arm height)

Sequoia (with some tree hugging we reckon this was about 21ft around the trunk at arm height)



General Sherman

Tim Gupta posted a photo:

General Sherman

The world's largest tree measured by volume: The General Sherman Tree. It doesn't look particularly massive from a distance with the iPhone camera, but up close in person it's incredible.



DonStateParkHike

scottschuler1 posted a photo:

DonStateParkHike

via 500px ift.tt/2vSa3iA



Séquoia

Aurélien Vanlerberghe posted a photo:

Séquoia

Coulée verte à Château-Renault



Road

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Road



Sequoia

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Sequoia



Path

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Path



Cholla Cactus

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Cholla Cactus



Mountain

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Mountain



Path

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Path



John Muir Grove

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

John Muir Grove



Path

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Path



Shadows

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Shadows



Cholla Cactus

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Cholla Cactus



Plant

Jacob Hearst posted a photo:

Plant



DSC_6032.jpg

earlmarv posted a photo:

DSC_6032.jpg



DonStateParkHike

scottschuler1 posted a photo:

DonStateParkHike

via 500px ift.tt/2vSpiIl



DonStatePark Hike

scottschuler1 posted a photo:

DonStatePark Hike

via 500px ift.tt/2wGaTfS