General Sherman tree; Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park
The main attraction for visitors to the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks are the Giant Sequoia. These trees grow in a narrow altitude band between 5000 and 7500 feet (1524 - 2286 m). The biggest ones are the largest trees on earth, and are among the oldest.
This is the biggest tree in the world. It is 275 feet tall (84 m), and has a trunk volume of 52972 cubic feet(1500 cubic meters). Every year it grows a millimeter all around, which means that each year it adds enough wood to make an entire 60-foot tall (18.3 m) ordinary tree.
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