Giant Sequoia - Sequoiadendron Giganteum

World's Biggest Tree - General Sherman's Trunk

Common Name: Giant Sequoia
Scientific Name: Sequoiadendron Giganteum

50 - 85 m

Span: 6 - 8 m trunk diameter. Biggest 17 m
Growth Rate: unknown
Sun Tolerance: Full Sun
ABP Index: 5 (Aesthetics 5, Solidarity 5)

The biggest of them all, the Giant Sequioa, growing up to 85 meters in height and 8 meters in trunk diameter (17 m for the biggest one). This is one huge tree. It has a very unique brown fibrous bark that is very resistant to fire. Some trees have black burnt marks telling stories of it's survival of a huge forest fire and giving it character. The one and only Giant Sequioa!

Can you see the lady at the bottom of the Giant Sequoia?
Comparison of a human being and the size of the trunk

Another comparison of a human being and the size of the trunk

The branch of General Sherman that fell. It is as big as a tree trunk!

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