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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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Tree Bark

jarrettmcb posted a photo:

Tree Bark



Coast Redwood Titan

mdvadenoforegon2 posted a photo:

Coast Redwood Titan

One of the recent coast redwoods discovered, larger than Grove of Titans trees like Lost Monarch or Del Norte Titan. This may become a 30 x 40 print canvas.



Looking up near a sequoia

Fabio Enrico Spagnoli posted a photo:

Looking up near a sequoia

Sequoia National Park - feeling like an ant



General Sherman Sequoia

AlecSkid posted a photo:

General Sherman Sequoia



General Grant Sequoia

AlecSkid posted a photo:

General Grant Sequoia



Burnt Sequoia

AlecSkid posted a photo:

Burnt Sequoia



Sequoia National Park - Moro Rock

AlecSkid posted a photo:

Sequoia National Park - Moro Rock



Me in front of a sequoia

AlecSkid posted a photo:

Me in front of a sequoia

San Francisco, Yosemite & Sequoia National Parks



Valley from Moro Rock

AlecSkid posted a photo:

Valley from Moro Rock



Sequoias

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Sequoias



IMG_0500_Redwood POV

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IMG_0500_Redwood POV

Near Occidental, CA.



Coast Redwood w/ Canon 5DS

mdvadenoforegon2 posted a photo:

Coast Redwood w/ Canon 5DS

Another test shot of a new coast redwood discovery. My aim is a photo with better lighting for a 40 x 60 print canvas so viewers feel drawn to walk in. Read more > MDV > www.mdvaden.com/redwood_year_discovery.shtml



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Sunlight and Redwood Trees, Santa Cruz County, CA

4 Corners Photo posted a photo:

Sunlight and Redwood Trees, Santa Cruz County, CA

Sunlight filters through the branches of coast redwood trees on a summer afternoon at Big Basin Redwood State Park in Santa Cruz County, California.



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Some Tall Guys

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Some Tall Guys

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Giant Sequoia on Shadow of the Giants trail.



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Giant sequoias, Mariposa Grove Yosemite National Park; Shutterstock ID 81186604



Sequoias 2

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Sequoias 2



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