"General Sherman" - The Largest Tree in The World, Sequoia National Park

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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 however among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all trees on the planet.

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Comments (8)

erika kluck_views?_n… on August 24, 2012

Congratulation, that you have seen it! LIKE. Greetings, Erika

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on August 24, 2012

...just amazing !


Best regards , Radu .

christian caffin on August 24, 2012

Amazing tree! Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Christian

Adam Elmquist on August 27, 2012

Great photo and a fantastic caption too Thank you David..

dirk bijstra on September 5, 2012

One thing is to see interesting places another thing is to capture it as a good photo.Nice work, amazing.

.Greetings Dirk

Nelson Castrillon Ri… on September 11, 2012

Interesting this big General. LIKE

Gintarele on September 11, 2012

Hello, David! Thank you for sharing those fantastic and very interesting photo of Sequoia! :) Like and Favorite! Best Wishes from Vilnius, Lithuania! G.

Merle Layden on September 12, 2013

Good to see a shot of this tree. Thanks for the commentary, also. L7


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 23, 2012
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    by davidcmc58
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Taken on 2012/08/18 14:46:04
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash