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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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Giant Sequoias

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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park.

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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



Looking Through Telescope Tree

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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park.

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Petting The Tree

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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park.

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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.



National Park Service Sign

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Sequoia Down

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Tunnel Log is a tunnel cut through a fallen giant sequoia tree in Sequoia National Park. The tree, which measured 275 feet (84 m) tall and 21 feet (6.4 m) in diameter, fell across a park road in 1937 due to natural causes. The following year, a crew cut an 8-foot (2.4 m) tall, 17-foot (5.2 m) wide tunnel through the trunk, making the road passable again. Follow me: allardschager.com | Twitter | Facebook Page via 500px ift.tt/12oCuxy



Giant Sequoia

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Black Squirrel hiding in Giant Sequoia

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Black Squirrel hiding in Giant Sequoia

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Taken during a recent visit to Kings Canyon National Park and the Sequoia National Forest in California, USA.