Massive Sequoia Captured In One Photo

Sequoia Tree Is 3,200 Years Old

Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet. Two other sequoias have wider trunks, but none has a larger crown, say the scientists who climbed it. The figure at top seems taller than the other climbers because he’s standing forward on one of the great limbs.

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The trunk is 27 feet wide and the mighty branches hold 2 billion needles, the most of any tree on the planet. On top of that, it still adds one cubic meter of wood per year – making it one of the fastest growing trees in the world.

Giant sequoias exist in only one place, where The President and smaller trees that make up his “House” and “Senate,” reside. On the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, at 5000-8000 feet above sea level.

The team painstakingly put together a set of pulleys and levers to climb the tree. It took 32 days and the piecing together of 126 separate photos, but they managed it.

Source: http://themindunleashed.org/2014/03/3200-year-old-tree-massive-never-captured-single-image-now.html

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