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The World's Tallest Tree...

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 07:02 AM
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Awesome tree! Thanks for sharing, S&F!!

The largest tree is also a sequoia: General Sherman tree


General Sherman is a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) with a height of 83.8 metres (275 ft). As of 2002, the volume of its trunk measured about 1,487 cubic metres (52,513 cu ft), making it the largest known non-clonal tree by volume.[1] The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States, east of Visalia, California. The tree is believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.[









posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Nice find Slayer this tree is truly Beautiful.

Another one of Natures wonders and majesty

This tree looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
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Yeah build a house out of petrified wood.
Should be pretty sturdy!


I have to ask this question and I hope it's not considered
a dumb one...Just how would you cut petrified trees?



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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Just a joke mamma.


I suppose if one were to attempt it they'd need a masonry saw and a lot of patience



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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As I posted earlier when I was a youth my family vacationed in the area. We stopped at a local Diner which had a slice of a massive tree on it's side and used it as a neon business sign. Not nearly as wide as the Sherman tree in your example but still it was large enough to dwarf the Diner.


I don't think it's still there though we are going back a few decades.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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World's biggest tree... General Sherman... also California... oops, already mentioned


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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:01 AM
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I heart you Slayer, and I heart trees. Thank you for posting this! Seriously. I would love nothing more than to live in a tree house, like a commune and everything... Gah, this is why I am secretly crossing my fingers behind my back that SHTF (a little bit) so that I can do it. Hahah. I really like this tree.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:02 AM
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Well...

I can certainly appreciate your enthusiasm but let's hold off the whole SHTF scenario.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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Nice job Slayer, these trees are massive and truly impressive. I have the benefit of living on the southern Oregon coast, right on the border of California. A great place to visit if you're ever in the area is called the Trees of Mystery
www.treesofmystery.net...
The tourist attraction has some of the most unique trees in the world, and they have a sky tram that you can ride all the way up the mountain while looking down on these monsters. And at the top of the ridge you can use binoculars to see eagles nesting and whales spouting. Quite a spiritual experience!
The trees have ancient energy coursing through them, and some say even being near them is a form of therapy =D

I love this part of the US!
Now if we could just keep it this way....



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:42 AM
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The tourist industry seems to not have had an adverse affect IMO. If anything it has helped the general public gain awareness of these treasure.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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And to think at the turn of the century, vast areas were denuded of ancient redwoods by greed and ignorance. Maybe with Nibiru's intervention, the mighty redwoods might have a chance to re-populate their kingdoms yet again. And the recovery from the human condition (killer monkeys) might take place.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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Wow


Awe inspiring tree!

Gotta love the Redwoods.

Didn't they build a road through one's base? Or did I imagine that?

Imagine if they had time lapse footage of the Hyperion Tree growing from a seed to it's current size. Now that would be a magnificent piece of video.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Where can I buy one of those 400 feet tape measures.Mine only goes to 25 feet.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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Very beautiful. However these Redwoods among others are very very small compared to the trees we had however millions or billions of years ago. The trees back then had base stump's larger then yankee stadium, and went upwards of 3,000 or more feet. They have counted ring's of one of these fossilized stumps and counted well over 3,000 rings for it's growth pattern. That means these tree's lived to be over 3,000 year's old. These Redwoods and other tall tree's are still BABY'S! They can live for 500 years easy. The trees in the OP are well over 200 years old.


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Tallest Living Tree
The world's tallest living tree is the Stratosphere Giant measuring 112.7 m (370 ft) as of July 2004. This coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) was discovered by Chris Atkins (USA) in August 2000 in the Rockefeller Forest of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California, USA.
The precise location of the giant tree is always kept secret by the Park Rangers in case enthusiastic tree fans accidentally damage its fragile environment. The second tallest tree living, known as The Federation Giant, measures 112 m (368 ft) and also lives at the Humboldt Redwoods State Park



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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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cool..

Do you have a link so the rest of us could check it out?
That would be awesome.

Thanks. I cant wait...

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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I'm referring to something I seen awhile ago about tree stumps found in Antarctica and in the permafrost sections of Canada. I am looking for the article.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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Beautiful tree. good photo to.
it must be about 2,200 years old.
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But so trees are so old. that they where there to see cave man.
Pando 80,000+ and Jurupa Oak 13.000.
Old trees
wow I never thought they lied that long.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Eucalyptus regnans

Mountain Ash in Victoria, Australia. This tree species are potentially the tallest trees in the world, though were sadly logged during the 1800's.

The BBC documentary 'The Private Life of Plants' has a good segment dedicated to this
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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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Very nice picture and celebration of these giants! Going to visit a redwood park was one of the most awesome experiences I have ever had. The perspective alone was awe inspiring! I think everyone should put a visit down on their bucket list. The setting pulls you into this magical arena, pulling all of your senses outward and into the trees.
I went on a solitary expedition, which only added to the spectacle, imo. I was overtaken with a sense of reverence for these forests, silently walking through trails, feeling like I was in the land of the lost, and had entered a portal of history representing ancient times.
I was inclined to even hug one of the trees...that's right, it was a proud tree-hugging moment and I ain't shy about it!

Thanks again Slayer for bringing this onboard!

Peace,
spec



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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I live in this area. The tree and the documentary about finding and photographing the tree can be seen from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CLIMBING THE REDWOOD GIANTS. I found the program on Netflix, though I imagine it is found elsewhere on the web as well. The program did not disclose the exact location of the tree, and I hope they never do.
The as for the drive thru trees in the area, there are 3 that I know of. I don't know how to embed a website, so I will simply list them and let you folks search for them. 1) Chandelier tree, Legget, Ca. 2) Shrine Tree, Meyers Flat, Ca. 3) Klamath Tour Tree, Klamath, Ca. Here is a link with info about all 3 trees. : redwoods.info/showrecord.asp?id=2464 ( If link fails, I apologize)
I have lived in this area my entire life, It is indeed beautiful, but sometimes it takes a thread like this to make me appreciate even more what I am blessed with. Thanks OP for the post.



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