Tree-General Sherman Green TB
Thursday, 04 January 2018
Texas, United States
In the hands of AjayEthan.
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About This Item
This is one of a series of wooden rings named for famous, unusual trees.
Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum), which only grow in Sierra Nevada, California, are the world's biggest trees (in terms of volume). The biggest is General Sherman in the Sequoia National Park, a behemoth of a tree at 275 feet tall, over 52,500 cubic feet of volume and over 6000 tons in weight.
The tree is approximately 2,200 years old and each year, it adds enough wood to make a regular 60-foot tall tree. It's no wonder that naturalist John Muir said "The Big Tree is Nature's forest masterpiece, and so far as I know, the greatest of living things."
For over a century there was a fierce competition for the title of the largest tree: besides General Sherman, there is General Grant [wiki] at King's Canyon National Park, which actually has a larger circumference (107.5 feet vs. Sherman's 102.6 feet).
In 1921, a team of surveyors carefully measured the two giants - with their data, and according to the complex American Forestry Association system of judging a tree, General Grant should have been award the title of largest tree. However, to simplify the matter, it was later determined that in this case, volume, not point system, should be the determining factor.
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