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Giant sequoia 'General Sherman' in the Giant Forest

This page contains specific information about giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) '3660', which can be found in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park (Tulare County).

This tree is called "General Sherman". The tree is not only the biggest giant sequoia, but it is also the biggest tree in the world.

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The girth of the tree is 25.90 m measured at a height of 1.37 m (year of measurement unknown, "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"). Its height is exactly 83.50 m (year of measurement unknown, climbing with direct tape drop, "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast"). This tree was planted around the year 100 BC ± 100, which makes it around 2114 ± 100 years old (Jeroen Philippona, Jul 28, 2012).

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Photos

The photos are provided by Neal Parish, Kimon Berlin, Tiziano Rootman Fratus, Transiselania, and Scholem Alejchem.

Giant Forest, picture by Neal Parish, 2008-03-23

The trunk of the biggest tree in the world.

Giant Forest, picture by Scholem Alejchem

Giant Forest, picture by Scholem Alejchem

Giant Forest, picture by Transiselania, 2011-06-05

Giant Forest, picture by Tiziano Rootman Fratus, 2013-07-15

This is the amazing view of GS from the terrace along the descending trail.

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