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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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Redwood paradise [III]

Olivier So posted a photo:

Redwood paradise [III]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [I]

Olivier So posted a photo:

Redwood paradise [I]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [II]

Olivier So posted a photo:

Redwood paradise [II]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [IX]

Olivier So posted a photo:

Redwood paradise [IX]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [IV]

Olivier So posted a photo:

Redwood paradise [IV]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [VI]

Olivier So posted a photo:

Redwood paradise [VI]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [VII]

Olivier So posted a photo:

Redwood paradise [VII]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Marble Fork, Kaweah River V

Christopher Wallace posted a photo:

Marble Fork, Kaweah River V

Sequoia National Park: Three Rivers, Tulare County, California.

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Big Tree

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Big Tree



Kimberly Shoemaker

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Kimberly Shoemaker



Monumento Natural de las Sequoias del Monte Cabezón

Adrián Nieto Rodríguez posted a photo:

Monumento Natural de las Sequoias del Monte Cabezón



Trail to Tokopah Falls III

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Trail to Tokopah Falls III

Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, California.

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Trail to Tokopah Falls II

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Trail to Tokopah Falls II

Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, California.

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Sunset at the giant forest

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Sunset at the giant forest



Between Trees

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Between Trees



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Mountain Vibes

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Mountain Vibes