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The General Sherman Tree - Sequoia National Park | by Camerons Personal Page
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The General Sherman Tree - Sequoia National Park

This is the single largest living thing on planet Earth. It was here when your Grandparents Grandparents Grandparents were here. It will be here, growing and living long after you are gone. It stands in a GROVE OF THEM.

 

To stand at it's base is simply staggering and deeply humbling.

 

Statistics

Height above base[1]

274.9 ft 83.8 m

Circumference at ground[1]

102.6 ft 31.3 m

Maximum diameter at base[1]

36.5 ft 11.1 m

Diameter 4.5 ft (1.4 m) above height point on ground[8] 25.1 ft 7.7 m

Diameter 60 ft (18 m) above base[1] 17.5 ft 5.3 m

Diameter 1 80 ft (55 m) above base[1] 14.0 ft 4.3 m

Diameter of largest branch[1]

6.8 ft 2.1 m

Height of first large branch above the base[1]

130.0 ft 39.6 m

Average crown spread[1]

106.5 ft 32.5 m

Estimated bole volume[8]

52,508 cu ft 1,487 m3

          

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Taken on February 20, 2009