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Giant sequoia specimens are the most massive trees on Earth.

Sequoia Trees

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The hubs has this to say about this photo:

“A Sequoiadendron giganteum, commonly referred to as the giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, grows in a small grove on Deer Creek in Great Sequoia National Monument which is part of Sequoia National Forest. Locals tell me that at one time there were more big trees on Deer Creek but most were logged. A small grove remains. I visited 2 trees there. I was told that there was a sawmill active on Deer Creek in the late1800s. Today a small picnic area can be found near the sequoias at the end of Deer Creek Mill road.

The giant sequoia survives as the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, together with Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood). Giant sequoia specimens are the most massive trees on Earth. The common use of the name sequoia usually refers to Sequoiadendron giganteum, which occurs naturally only in groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The oldest known giant sequoia is 3,200–3,266 years old. The ones at Deer Creek are not as large as some and are probably a little younger.”

One of our first forays back, when the #GrandmaProject moved to California, was to go see these giant trees and they ARE giant. Amazing. And HUGE. Awe-inspiring huge. Humbling huge.

Have I mentioned I love trees? haha Okay, I know, but trees are awesome! Where do you stand on the topic of trees?

Perilously yours,

Pauline

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