Colossal trees

The largest tree registered in the United States is a Giant Sequoia named General Sherman, located in the Sequoia National Park in California.

Here’s just a few of its dimensions:

  • Height: 274.9 feet
  • Diameter at base (widest point): 36.5 feet
  • Diameter of largest branch: 6.8 feet
  • Estimated total mass: 1,910 tons
  • Estimated age: 2,300 – 2,700 years old

This monster has been the reigning national champion since 1940 and is the oldest known living single stem tree on Earth.

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