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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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Redwoods overlooking Purissima Creek

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Redwoods overlooking Purissima Creek

Half Moon Bay, California. September 2018.



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Sequoia sempervirens, COAST REDWOOD.

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Sequoia sempervirens, COAST REDWOOD.

Sequoia sempervirens, COAST REDWOOD. Part of small grove on north side of creek. Sector 13 C4



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Redwood paradise [II]

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Redwood paradise [II]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [VII]

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Redwood paradise [VII]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [I]

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Redwood paradise [I]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [III]

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Redwood paradise [III]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [IX]

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Redwood paradise [IX]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [VI]

Olivier So posted a photo:

Redwood paradise [VI]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Redwood paradise [IV]

Olivier So posted a photo:

Redwood paradise [IV]

Muir Woods is a United States National Monument managed by the National Park Service. It is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 20km north of San Francisco. It covers 224ha, of which 97ha are old growth coast redwood forests.



Marble Fork, Kaweah River V

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Marble Fork, Kaweah River V

Sequoia National Park: Three Rivers, Tulare County, California.

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Tokopah Falls

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Tokopah Falls

Sequoia National Park - Three Rivers, Tulare County, California.

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Big Tree

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Big Tree



Kimberly Shoemaker

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Monumento Natural de las Sequoias del Monte Cabezón

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Monumento Natural de las Sequoias del Monte Cabezón



Trail to Tokopah Falls III

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Trail to Tokopah Falls III

Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, California.

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Image taken from page 104 of 'Tourists' Illustrated Guide to the celebrated S...

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Image taken from page 104 of 'Tourists' Illustrated Guide to the celebrated Summer and Winter Resorts of California adjacent to ... the lines of the Central and Southern Pacific Railroads, etc'

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Title: "Tourists' Illustrated Guide to the celebrated Summer and Winter Resorts of California adjacent to ... the lines of the Central and Southern Pacific Railroads, etc"
Author: TRUMAN, Benjamin Cummings.
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10412.dd.5."
Page: 104
Place of Publishing: San Francisco
Date of Publishing: 1883
Publisher: H. S. Crocker & Co.
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 003682516

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