Friday, March 21, 2014

Now that is a BIG tree. Video. Picture.

Francisco De Jesùs.

Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm.

The world's second-largest known tree, the President, in Sequoia National Park is photographed by National Geographic magazine photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols for the December 2012 issue. The final photograph is a mosaic of 126 images.

Giant sequoias live at high elevations, enduring cold, heavy snows, lightning strikes—and growing bulky and strong, though not so tall as coast redwoods. This individual, the President, is the second most massive tree known on Earth.

Trunk is 27 feet diameter, and it rises 246 feet, with over a billion leaves and it is 3200 years old.

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