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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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Strength

2Colnagos posted a photo:

Strength

Sequoia National Park, California



The General

H. P. Filho posted a photo:

The General

General Sherman Tree
"The largest living tree on Earth"

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
California, USA



Sequoia. California, USA.

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Sequoia. California, USA.

Outdoors portrait session. Sequoia National Park, California, USA.

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Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia National Park

Near the Senate at Sequoia National Park



Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia National Park



Coastal Redwood Sequoia Sempervirens 2 of 2

PHH Sykes posted a photo:

Coastal Redwood Sequoia Sempervirens 2 of 2

If you go down to the woods today you might get a chance to see such wonders as this. This great tree lives near the South East coast of Scotland in the grounds of Dirleton Castle. So if you go down to Dirleton Castle today you could look out for more than the romantic castle ruin in care of Historic Environment Scotland.

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Coastal Redwood Sequoia Sempervirens 1 of 2

PHH Sykes posted a photo:

Coastal Redwood Sequoia Sempervirens 1 of 2

If you go down to the woods today you might get a chance to see such wonders as this. This great tree lives near the South East coast of Scotland in the grounds of Dirleton Castle. So if you go down to Dirleton Castle today you could look out for more than the romantic castle ruin in care of Historic Environment Scotland.

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Sequoia National Park. California, USA.

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Sequoia National Park. California, USA.

Meadow in Sequoia National Park, California, USA.

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Coastal Redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants scenic highway

Phil Heneghan posted a photo:

Coastal Redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants scenic highway

Coastal Redwood trees along the Avenue of the Giants scenic highway in northern California, USA, 08-Jul-1997. 1997 summer vacation.



Mammoth rising

lukassustala posted a photo:

Mammoth rising

One of the rare ?mammoth? trees in Austria, right there in the P÷tzleinsdorfer Park. Topping all the other trees and every building close-by, I used to try to climb it as a kid. Look up to those many branches of what is a true natural monument.



Beautiful Giants

Calpastor posted a photo:

Beautiful Giants



Giants Among Us

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Giants Among Us



still green

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still green



From 818 AD to 1937 AD

Laurentiu Cristofor posted a photo:

From 818 AD to 1937 AD

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12mm f/4 ISO 400 1/50

Time markers on the trunk of a Sequoia tree from around Porterville, California. The tree fell during a windstorm in 1937, at which time it was over 200 feet tall.



Giant Sequoia Bench

Melinda Young Stuart posted a photo:

Giant Sequoia Bench

for a Monday.
At the UC Botanical Garden. A favorite shady place to eat a sandwich. . . . .
(A built-in effect from iPhone8)

HBM!



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Al Greening posted a photo:

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Hollow Tree Dogwood Tuolumne Grove b10459n

Al Greening posted a photo:

Hollow Tree Dogwood Tuolumne Grove b10459n



Tunnel Tree Dogwood Tuolumne Grove b10470n

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Tunnel Tree Dogwood Tuolumne Grove b10470n



Sequoia Tuolumne Greove b10457n

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Sequoia Tuolumne Greove b10457n



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