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3200 Year old Giant Sequoia

In Blog
Nov 7th, 2023

Amazingly awesome to think of the life of this tree!

No forest fires, nor earthquakes nor loggers took it down. Just a quiet life in a California forest for all these years.

3200 Years in One Photo

Not every tree has a nickname, but ‘The President’ has earned it.

This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall and is estimated to be over 3,200 years old. Imagine, this tree was already 1200 years old when Jesus walked the earth.

The trunk of The President measures at 27 feet across, with 2 BILLION needles from base to top.

Because of its unbelievable size, this tree has never been photographed in its entirety, until now. National Geographic photographers have worked along with Scientists to try and create the first photo that shows the President in all its glory.

They had to climb the tree with pulleys and levers, and took thousands of photos. Of those, they selected 126 and stitched them together, to get this incredible portrait of the President

The man standing near the trunk of the tree is a good indicator of the tree’s size

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