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This 3,200 Year-Old Tree Is So Massive...

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The President is the world's second largest known tree in the world, standing at 247 feet tall and still growing. It's located in the Sequoia National Park and is 3,200 years old. Photos and more photos with short video.

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Kit B (276)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 11:18 am
Photos by Mike Nichols

This 3,200 Year-Old Tree Is So Massive… It Took 126 Photos To Capture It. My Jaw Dropped…

The President is the world’s second largest known tree in the world, standing at 247 feet tall and still growing. It’s located in the Sequoia National Park and is 3,200 years old.

‘We know that there are trees that have bigger trunks, but when you add up all of the wood beside the main trunk – all of the limbs, all of the branches, all of the bio-mass above the ground – this tree is likely the biggest,’ said Steve Sillett from Humboldt State University.

The General Sherman is the largest tree, standing 275 feet.

****Go to the site and just marvel at the size of this tree.***

Deb E (63)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 11:23 am
I love the giants. They really are our salvation. If only humans would protect ALL of them instead of look at them as dollar bills. This was a great video. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 11:29 am
Remember me of Julia Butterfly Hill on top of her tree... her book is a "should read"!!!

Pat B (357)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 3:17 pm
National Geographic did an article on these trees, and the middle insert was of the President. I put it on the wall, and it's been there ever since. (Dec 2012 issue). Stunning, and beautiful.!!! Thanks, Kit for this.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 4:27 pm
I shall share this Kit

JL A (282)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 4:55 pm
Even more incredible when you get close to it--thanks Kit!

natasha salgado (714)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 5:17 pm
WOW what a beautiful green beast! Would love to see one this big in person. Gr8 vid too-thx Kit

Animae C (517)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 6:04 pm

Mega Hugz to The President.

Shirley S (185)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 9:01 pm
Let this tree be spared from vicious wind storms.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 21, 2014, 2:20 am
Wow! That's amazing! I hope that there isn't a chainsaw operating with a 100 mile radius!

Ben Oscarsito (239)
Friday March 21, 2014, 3:53 am
Amazing indeed!

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Friday March 21, 2014, 6:40 am

Connie O (51)
Friday March 21, 2014, 7:16 am
I have seen this tree myself. It makes your mouth fall open in awe. The video shows how truly magnificent this tree is.

Nancy C (806)
Friday March 21, 2014, 7:19 am
I commend Michael Nichols for shining the light on the importance and majesty of this 3200!!!!!!! yr old tree. Sh in fb groups. thanx Kit! I will send love to this and all trees for their lives and greening of our air...

Robert B (60)
Friday March 21, 2014, 8:18 am

Past Member (0)
Friday March 21, 2014, 8:31 am
Amazing trees, aren't they?

Dandelion G (384)
Friday March 21, 2014, 8:49 am
And to think at one time there was an abundance of these giants.

Frances Darcy (208)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:07 am
so awesome ....

Kit B (276)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:19 am

I've seen this tree in the Sequoia National Park and it is completely over whelming as are most of the trees there. In the Caddo Lake area, near Houston there is a forest that has trees from all over the earth and some that grow in no other place - some are truly extinct save this one small forest area.

Sabine A (24)
Friday March 21, 2014, 11:23 am

Ruth C (95)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 4:37 am
Truly amazing!

Dee C (229)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 9:00 am
Absolutely beautiful..

Thanks Kit..

. (0)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 10:38 am
Truly magnificent and stately. How infinitesimally small our statesmen are in comparison.

Craig Pittman (52)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 5:17 am
Majestic. Thanks you Kit.
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