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General Sherman tree

Giant Forest with General Sherman tree - the largest tree in the world in the centre
Giant Forest with General Sherman tree – the largest tree in the world in the centre. Note the people at the base of the tree. / Famartin, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

WorldBlue  In short

This giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchh.) is announced to be the largest tree of the world by volume. There are though unoficcial reports about larger redwoods.

Volume of the tree is 1,487 m3. Height 83.8 m, girth at the breast height 25.9 m. Believed to be 2,300 – 2,700 years old.

5.7 out of 10 stars 56.9%

GPS coordinates
36.58166 N 118.75149 W
Location, address
North America, United States, California, Tulare County, Sequoia National Park
Trees, Biological extremes

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