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Incredible View Of General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park, Sony DSC-HX300
Incredible View Of General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park, Sony DSC-HX300
Published: 2014/03/15
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The General Sherman Tree - Sequoia National Park
The General Sherman Tree - Sequoia National Park
Published: 2012/09/11
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Biggest Tree on Earth HD - The General Sherman Tree.. Sequoia National Park
Biggest Tree on Earth HD - The General Sherman Tree.. Sequoia National Park
Published: 2009/10/30
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Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm | National Geographic
Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm | National Geographic
Published: 2012/11/26
Channel: National Geographic
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World's Tallest Tree - General Sherman
Published: 2013/06/13
Channel: Epic Wildlife
Drive to General Sherman Tree
Drive to General Sherman Tree
Published: 2016/04/25
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Tallest Tree Height Comparison
Tallest Tree Height Comparison
Published: 2016/03/04
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Largest Living Thing On Earth: General Sherman Sequoia Tree
Largest Living Thing On Earth: General Sherman Sequoia Tree
Published: 2012/07/27
Channel: David Gair
This Tree Weighs 2.7 Million lbs - The General Sherman Tree - The Worlds Largest Tree
This Tree Weighs 2.7 Million lbs - The General Sherman Tree - The Worlds Largest Tree
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: Mike Beard
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WORLD'S BIGGEST TREE- GENERAL SHERMAN!
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Jax Austin
General Sherman Tree Sequoia National Park 2016 HD 1080p
General Sherman Tree Sequoia National Park 2016 HD 1080p
Published: 2016/04/09
Channel: Robert Gaia
Sherman Tree Trail | Sequoia National Park | USA 2016
Sherman Tree Trail | Sequoia National Park | USA 2016
Published: 2016/05/18
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The Giants | Kings Canyon National Park | Sequoia National Park
The Giants | Kings Canyon National Park | Sequoia National Park
Published: 2013/11/09
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Sequoia National Park, CA - May, 2017 - Visiting General Sherman Tree
Sequoia National Park, CA - May, 2017 - Visiting General Sherman Tree
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: Paul Cahill
General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park
General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park
Published: 2017/05/06
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Sequoia National Park/General Sherman Tree via dashcam—Panorama G Street Guardian SGZC12SG
Sequoia National Park/General Sherman Tree via dashcam—Panorama G Street Guardian SGZC12SG
Published: 2015/11/25
Channel: Malone the Physicist
General sherman tree | general sherman in california | tree facts, tree age tree trail
General sherman tree | general sherman in california | tree facts, tree age tree trail
Published: 2015/09/30
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Famed Tunnel-Tree Falls in California
Famed Tunnel-Tree Falls in California
Published: 2017/01/09
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Travel in 3D - General Sherman Tree trail, Sequoia National Park, USA
Travel in 3D - General Sherman Tree trail, Sequoia National Park, USA
Published: 2014/02/14
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Worlds Largest Tree video : The General Sherman Tree at Sequoia National Park
Worlds Largest Tree video : The General Sherman Tree at Sequoia National Park
Published: 2011/09/27
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General Sherman Tree Broken Branch (2006)
General Sherman Tree Broken Branch (2006)
Published: 2015/08/15
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General Sherman Tree & General Sherman Tree Trail Sequoia National Park 2017
General Sherman Tree & General Sherman Tree Trail Sequoia National Park 2017
Published: 2017/12/21
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Incredible General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park
Incredible General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park
Published: 2014/03/15
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Bear in Sequoia National Park at General Sherman Tree (8 June 2015)
Bear in Sequoia National Park at General Sherman Tree (8 June 2015)
Published: 2015/06/10
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Sequoia National Park: Giant Forest Museum, General Sherman Tree, Paradise Creek Trail
Sequoia National Park: Giant Forest Museum, General Sherman Tree, Paradise Creek Trail
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: The L.A. Explorer
Sequoia National Park – Giant Forest Camping Trip -General Sherman Tree (HD Video)
Sequoia National Park – Giant Forest Camping Trip -General Sherman Tree (HD Video)
Published: 2014/09/10
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The General Sherman Tree
The General Sherman Tree
Published: 2016/03/25
Channel: Tomáš Medek
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World's Largest Tree General Sherman Sequoia National Park
Published: 2015/05/25
Channel: I Feel Like Crap .NET
California February 2015: Sequoia National Park, General Sherman Tree, Giant Forest
California February 2015: Sequoia National Park, General Sherman Tree, Giant Forest
Published: 2015/12/15
Channel: Malone the Physicist
Sequoia National Park | VLOG 2017 4K The General Sherman Tree The Largest Redwood Tree In The World
Sequoia National Park | VLOG 2017 4K The General Sherman Tree The Largest Redwood Tree In The World
Published: 2017/07/31
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SEQUOIA The Largest Living Tree on Earth, General Sherman & The President
SEQUOIA The Largest Living Tree on Earth, General Sherman & The President
Published: 2013/09/03
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General Sherman Tree
General Sherman Tree
Published: 2011/11/01
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General Sherman Tree - Sequoia National Forest
General Sherman Tree - Sequoia National Forest
Published: 2016/11/22
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Sequoia National Park, General Sherman Tree
Sequoia National Park, General Sherman Tree
Published: 2009/05/04
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THE BIGGEST TREE ON EARTH - General Sherman in Sequoia National Park
THE BIGGEST TREE ON EARTH - General Sherman in Sequoia National Park
Published: 2017/05/28
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GENERAL SHERMAN TREE IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK セコイア
GENERAL SHERMAN TREE IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK セコイア
Published: 2009/05/21
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General Sherman Tree
General Sherman Tree
Published: 2017/04/13
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General Sherman Tree | Sequoia National Park 2016
General Sherman Tree | Sequoia National Park 2016
Published: 2016/07/03
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The General Sherman Tree, California
The General Sherman Tree, California
Published: 2013/04/07
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Bear with cubs at General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park 6-3-2014
Bear with cubs at General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park 6-3-2014
Published: 2014/06/04
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5/11/17 General Sherman tree Sequoia National Park  MVI 1685
5/11/17 General Sherman tree Sequoia National Park MVI 1685
Published: 2017/05/12
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Giant Sequoia General Sherman tree next to tiny man and 10 feet of snow
Giant Sequoia General Sherman tree next to tiny man and 10 feet of snow
Published: 2017/08/26
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General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park, CA, March 2015
General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park, CA, March 2015
Published: 2015/04/27
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General Sherman Tree
General Sherman Tree
Published: 2017/09/25
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Pix4D - General Sherman Tree
Pix4D - General Sherman Tree
Published: 2014/08/16
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General Sherman Tree at Sequoia National Park
General Sherman Tree at Sequoia National Park
Published: 2010/04/26
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General Sherman Tree - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California, United States
General Sherman Tree - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California, United States
Published: 2010/11/23
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General Sherman Tree
General Sherman Tree
Published: 2009/05/28
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General Sherman tree in Sequoia National Park
General Sherman tree in Sequoia National Park
Published: 2013/10/31
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General Sherman Tree (Sequoia National Park)
General Sherman Tree (Sequoia National Park)
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A view of the General Sherman, the largest single stem tree in the world
Panorama of General Sherman Tree, July 2013
A child standing under the tree.

General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth.[1]

While the General Sherman is the largest currently living tree, it is not the largest historically-recorded tree. The Crannell Creek Giant, a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) near Trinidad, California, is estimated to have been 15 to 25% larger than the General Sherman tree by volume. That tree was cut down in the mid-1940s. Another larger coast redwood, near 90,000 cubic feet, the Lindsey Creek tree, was reported in a 1905 Humboldt Times Standard article.[2][3]

History[edit]

The General Sherman was named after the American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1879 by naturalist James Wolverton, who had served as a lieutenant in the 9th Indiana Cavalry under Sherman. In 1931, following comparisons with the nearby General Grant tree, General Sherman was identified as the largest tree in the world. One result of this process was that wood volume became widely accepted as the standard for establishing and comparing the size of different trees.[1][4]

In January 2006 the largest branch on the tree (seen most commonly, in older photos, as an "L" or golf-club shape, protruding from about a quarter of the way down the trunk) broke off. There were no witnesses to the incident, and the branch — larger than most tree trunks; diameter over 2 m (6.6 ft) and length over 30 m (98 ft) — smashed part of the perimeter fence and cratered the pavement of the surrounding walkway. The breakage is not believed to be indicative of any abnormalities in the tree's health, and may even be a natural defense mechanism against adverse weather conditions.[5]

Dimensions[edit]

Looking upward from the base of the General Sherman located in California's Sequoia National Park

While it is the largest tree known, the General Sherman Tree is neither the tallest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to the Hyperion tree, a Coast redwood),[6] nor is it the widest (both the largest cypress and largest baobab have a greater diameter), nor is it the oldest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to a Great Basin bristlecone pine).[7] With a height of 83.8 meters (275 ft), a diameter of 7.7 m (25 ft), an estimated bole volume of 1,487 m3 (52,513 cu ft), and an estimated age of 2,300–2,700 years,[8][9][10] it is nevertheless among the tallest, widest, and longest-lived of all trees on the planet.

Height above base[1] 274.9 ft 83.8 m
Circumference at ground[1] 102.6 ft 31.3 m
Maximum diameter at base[1] 36.5 ft 11.1 m
Diameter 4.50 ft (1.37 m) above height point on ground[11] 25.1 ft 7.7 m
Girth Diameter 60 ft (18 m) above base[1] 17.5 ft 5.3 m
Diameter 180 ft (55 m) above base[1] 14.0 ft 4.3 m
Diameter of largest branch[1] 6.8 ft 2.1 m
Height of first large branch above the base[1] 130.0 ft 39.6 m
Average crown spread[1] 106.5 ft 32.5 m
Estimated bole volume[11] 52,508 cu ft 1,487 m3
Estimated mass (wet) (1938)[12] 2,105 short tons 1,910 t
Estimated bole mass (1938)[12] 2,472,000 lb 1,121 t

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "The General Sherman Tree". Sequoia National Park. U.S. National Park Service. 1997-03-27. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  2. ^ Vaden, Mario D. "Crannell Creek Giant". 
  3. ^ Landmark Trees. "Crannell Creek Giant". 
  4. ^ Van Pelt, Robert. "The Trees". Forest Giants. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. 
  5. ^ Tweed, William (2006-02-07). "Sequoias designed to last a couple of thousand years". Visalia Times Delta. 
  6. ^ Earle, CJ (2011). "Sequoia sempervirens". The Gymnosperm Database. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  7. ^ Earle, CJ (2011). "Pinus longaeva". The Gymnosperm Database. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  8. ^ Stephenson, N.L. (January 2002). "Estimated Ages of Some Large Giant Sequoias: General Sherman Keeps Getting Younger". Nature Notes. Yosemite Association. 2. 
  9. ^ Martin, Glen (2006-09-07). "World's tallest trees". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ Records, Guinness World (2007-08-07). Guinness World Record 2008, World's Tallest Tree. ISBN 978-1-904994-19-0. Retrieved January 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ a b Flint, Wendell D. (1987). To Find the Biggest Tree. Sequoia National History Association. p. 94. 
  12. ^ a b Fry, Walter; White, John Roberts (1942). Big Trees. Palo Alto, California: Stanford University Press. 

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