Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 01/09/2013


Photo taken on January  7, 2013



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199506PUSAbc General Sherman Tree World Biggest Sequoia

199506PUSAbc General Sherman Tree World Biggest Sequoia
The General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California; By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth; The General Sherman Tree is neither the tallest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to the Hyperion tree, a Coast redwood, nor is it the widest (both the largest cypress and largest baobab have a greater diameter), nor is it the oldest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to the Methuselah tree, a Great Basin bristlecone pine; With a height of 83.8 metres (275 ft), a diameter of 7.7 metres (25 ft), an estimated bole volume of 1,487 cubic metres (52,513 cu ft), and an estimated age of 2,300–2,700 years, it is among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all trees on the planet; History : In 1879 this tree was named after American Civil War general, William Tecumseh Sherman, by naturalist James Wolverton, who had served as a lieutenant in the 9th Indiana Cavalry under Sherman; In 1931, following comparisons with the nearby General Grant tree, General Sherman was identified as the largest tree in the world; One result of this process was that wood volume became widely accepted as the standard for establishing and comparing the size of different trees;
USA California General Sherman Tree Sequoia National Park.

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albertsville
albertsville
video camera in hand even then....
4 years ago.
Jacques has replied to albertsville
Always in all our trips since 37 years and working hard!!! I wonder to see the treasures alas probably altered by the time! Funny and stimulating comment, thank You Carol!
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
This seems really either a very little guy, or a seriously big tree! :D
4 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Sonja
Pierre is not a very little guy, so the tree YES is enormous!!! Thank You Sonja!
4 years ago.
Klaus Ehrenheim
Klaus Ehrenheim
Diesen Baum in der Totale auf einem Foto zu zeigen, kann wohl kaum verwirklicht werden. Deshalb muss sich unsere Gruppe damit abfinden, dass wir nur ein kleines Stück des Baumes auf dem Foto sehen.
4 years ago.