Friday, November 28, 2008

Really Big Sequoia week #1 - General Sherman

The General Sherman Tree is the biggest living thing in the world......

general sherman2

This was taken by my fiancee - that's me in blue at the bottom for scale.

me and the general
274.9 feet high
102.6 feet in circumference and
52,508 cubic feet in volume.

Viewing from this angle you can see the dead branches in the General's crown quite clearly. A few years back one fell off - it was 30 metres long and 2 metres around!

general sherman

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