3200 Years Old – 247 feet tall and still growing!


What is 3200 years old, 247 feet tall, measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume, is 27 feet wide and has 2 billion needles?

The President of course!

Image credit: National Geographic

Image credit: National Geographic

This giant Sequoia is not only awe inspiring, it’s still growing! At the rate of one cubic meter per year he is one of the fastest growing trees in the world, despite his great age.

There is only one place on the entire planet where giant sequoias grow; the Sierra Nevadas mountain range in California, found only on the western slope 5000-8000 feet above sea level.

For the first time in history, we have a photo of the tree in it’s entirety. Not an easy feat! National Geographic photographers spent 32 days piecing together 126 individual photos to give us this incredible view of the President.

Image credit: National Geographic

Image credit: National Geographic

Amazing! Want to see how they did it? Check out the Youtube video below.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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