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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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Florisant Fossil Beds National Monument

moonglampers posted a photo:

Florisant Fossil Beds National Monument

Petrified Redwood Trees



Florisant Fossil Beds National Monument

moonglampers posted a photo:

Florisant Fossil Beds National Monument

Petrified Redwood Trees



Florisant Fossil Beds National Monument

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Florisant Fossil Beds National Monument

Petrified Redwood Trees



Sequoia Redwood Trunk Moss

disneymike posted a photo:

Sequoia Redwood Trunk Moss

The trunk of a redwood tree spotted with moss at Sequoia National Park.



Clearing Storm

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Clearing Storm



Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia National Park

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General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park, California

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General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park, California



Giant Tree

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Giant Tree

Shot in Sequoia National Park



General Grant Grove trees

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General Grant Grove trees

Massive, ancient giant sequoias in groves in Kings Canyon National Park California USA



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A fisheye landscape!

yamanoor posted a photo:

A fisheye landscape!



Creek through a redwood grove

TJ Gehling posted a photo:

Creek through a redwood grove

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1 year anniversary !

Dirk Desmet posted a photo:

1 year anniversary !

Brutus now became one year old, 2 days ago!
Happy birthday!!
In the mean time, he moved from Denderleeuw to Tollembeek.

I want to make a bonsai of him instead of letting him grow huge in the wild. A mini sequoiadendron giganteum for my interior.

I need some tips on how to do so, and when I need to start growing him as bonsai.
Come on, advice please !

Shot with Nikkor 50mm prime, with macro filter on top.

View his gallery, from the moment when he was a baby:
www.flickr.com/photos/bulevardi/sets/72157633477416400



sequoia tree, bark

SundayChildCarola posted a photo:

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Sequoia forest - USA

lucie bascoul posted a photo:

Sequoia forest - USA

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Sequoia on the Skyline to the Sea Trail

nightgoddessy posted a photo:

Sequoia on the Skyline to the Sea Trail

Skyline to the Sea Trail Hike & Drive up the coast to Half Moon Bay



Giant sequoia seedling

denny2609 posted a photo:

Giant sequoia seedling

About 1 month



Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

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Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias



Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

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Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias