Grove of giant sequoias in Converse Basin Giant belongs to the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Most of the giant sequoias were cut here one century ago but some 60 – 100 large trees remain but most of the trees are young sequoias. The most prominent sequoia here is the giant Boole Tree.
The newly discovered tallest sequoia was was reported by the well known local researcher Michael Taylor in 2013. The height measurement of this tree was made with a laser rangefinder. Thus it surpassed the tallest known sequoia – the 94.9 m tall Tallest Giant Sequoia in Redwood Mountain Grove (also unofficial name).
Sequoia has not received any specific name and its exact location is not given in the available works.
There have been reports about higher – up to 97.8 m tall sequoias and even (wrong) assumptions that Sequoiadendron giganteum could reach 133 m height ("Father of the Forest" in Calaveras Grove mentioned by James M.Hutchings, Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California in 1862).
Tallest Giant Sequoia in Converse Basin is included in the following list:
- Monumental Trees, Giant sequoia in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, accessed on the 23nd December 2016.
Tallest Giant Sequoia in Converse Basin on the map
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|Location, GPS coordinates:||36.8219 N 118.9457 W (approximate location)|
|Rating:||(2.5 / 5)|
|Where is located?||North America, United States, California, Fresno County, Converse Basin grove of giant sequoias. Exact location not given.|
|Species:||Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchh.|
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