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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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24.08.2016 16:46:14 | canadian totem pole through redwood twigs

-masru- posted a photo:

24.08.2016 16:46:14 | canadian totem pole through redwood twigs

I didn't expect both in a German rose garden close to the French border.



Forest

Tom -? posted a photo:

Forest

Shot with Voigtlander Heliar 15mm iii



Sheffield Park

Jon Fitton posted a photo:

Sheffield Park

Sonia provides a sense of scale alongside a Sequoia at Sheffield Park.



Forest sunset

Tom -? posted a photo:

Forest sunset



Columbia River Gorge

peggy. posted a photo:

Columbia River Gorge

Sequoia Tree! At the fish hatchery in Bonneville, OR.



Redwood Foest

jofan0520 posted a photo:

Redwood Foest

Color image of a redwood forest looking into the sun. Northern California, USA.



Tree-2

Coconut-Cove posted a photo:

Tree-2

Sequoia National Forest



Tree-4 Fallen

Coconut-Cove posted a photo:

Tree-4 Fallen

Sequoia National Forest



Tree-5 Fallen

Coconut-Cove posted a photo:

Tree-5 Fallen

Sequoia National Forest



Tree-1

Coconut-Cove posted a photo:

Tree-1

Sequoia National Forest



Tree-3

Coconut-Cove posted a photo:

Tree-3

Sequoia National Forest



Pileated Woodpecker

Dwine76 posted a photo:

Pileated Woodpecker

Sequioa National Park



old tree and an airplane

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old tree and an airplane

Helios 44M-6



old tree and an airplane

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old tree and an airplane

Helios 44M-6



Sequoia vs Man

lisame0511 posted a photo:

Sequoia vs Man

Sequoia vs Man. Giant Sequoias Forest and the Tourist with Backpack Looking Up.



Pioneer Cabin Tree

jaysonoertel posted a photo:

Pioneer Cabin Tree

If you haven't been to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, I highly recommend it. This is what they call "Pioneer Cabin Tree". This is a giant sequoia that you used to be able to drive through. These trees are seriously massive and breathtaking.



Doe by Sequoia Tree

Andrew J Crane Photography posted a photo:

Doe by Sequoia Tree

A doe stands next to a Sequoia tree at Kings Canyon in California.
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sequoia national park, california - 2006

Jeffrey Gabriel Silva posted a photo:

sequoia national park, california - 2006

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Redwood

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Redwood