The World’s Oldest Trees – General Sherman Sequoia

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General Sherman, Sierra Nevada, California, 2006.

Dominating the Sequoia National Park in California, this giant sequoia is named after General William T. Sherman, a Union commander in the American Civil War. The fire-resistant trunk measures 85 feet at the base, and weighs 1,500 tons. Each year the tree adds enough new wood to make a 60 foot tree. A monument within the forest, this is considered to be the largest living tree in the world, and is around 2,500 years old.
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