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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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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 183

www.bazpics.com posted a photo:

Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 183

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 93

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 93

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



Enchanted woods

GeolTravel posted a photo:

Enchanted woods

Muir Woods forest in the Redwood creek (California, US). HDR photo (-2EV; 0EV; +2EV)



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 246

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 246

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 133

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 133

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 346

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 346

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



General Sherman Tree

david drexler posted a photo:

General Sherman Tree

The largest tree (by volume) in the world.



General Sherman Tree

david drexler posted a photo:

General Sherman Tree

The largest tree (by volume) in the world.



General Sherman Tree

david drexler posted a photo:

General Sherman Tree

The largest tree (by volume) in the world.



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 295

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 295

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 199

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 199

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 113

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 113

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 383

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 383

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 319

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 319

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 108

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 108

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



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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 49

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 419

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 419

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 151

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 151

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



Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 147

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Kings Canyon & Sequoia - 147

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



California Tunnel Tree at Mariposa Grove

Uri Giné posted a photo:

California Tunnel Tree at Mariposa Grove

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

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