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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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Looking up ... or straight ... or down ... ?

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Looking up ... or straight ... or down ... ?



The General

RainerSchuetz posted a photo:

The General

General Sherman - one of the real big ones at Sequoia National Park



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Sequoia Sandringham Park



General Sherman tree

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General Sherman tree

Sequoia National Park



General Sherman tree

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General Sherman tree

Sequoia National Park



Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia National Park



The President tree

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The President tree

Sequoia National Park



Black Jack tree

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Black Jack tree

Sequoia National Park



McKinley tree

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McKinley tree

Sequoia National Park



The House Sequoias

Alan-Taylor posted a photo:

The House Sequoias

A grove of giant sequoia's named after the Senate house. Located in the giant forest, on the congress trail. Why oh why didn't I go stand by one of them for scale.



Giant Redwood

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Giant Redwood

Alice Holt Lodge, Hampshire, Near Farnham, Surrey.

South Downs National Park.



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Redwoods overlooking Purissima Creek

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Redwoods overlooking Purissima Creek

Half Moon Bay, California. September 2018.



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22,091 I stood in front of the tunnel after waiting my turn.



Giant Sequoia

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Giant Sequoia

Looking up the trunk of this enormous conifer.



Giant Sequoia

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Giant Sequoia

More associated with somewhere like California than East Sussex...



Deer, Yosemite

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Deer, Yosemite