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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.
Presidents, Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National, Nature, Old Trees, National Geographic, California, 3200 Years, National Parks
"The President" a 3200 Year Old Tree in Sequoia National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada's of California ~ The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall, measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume, ~ The trunk is 27 feet wide and its branches hold 2 billion needles, the most of any tree on the planet. ~ "The President" is still adding one cubic meter of wood per year - making it one of the fastest growing trees in the world.
Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California, in the United States. It was established on September 25, 1890. The park spans 404,063 acres (631.35 sq mi; 1,635.18 km2). Encompassing a vertical relief of nearly 13,000 feet (4,000 m), the park contains among its natural resources the highest point in the contiguous 48 United States, Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet (4,421 m) above sea level. The park is south of and contiguous with Kings Canyon National Park; the two are administered by the National Park Service together as the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The park is famous for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, one of the largest trees on Earth. The General Sherman tree grows in the Giant Forest, which contains five out of the ten largest trees in the world. The Giant Forest is connected by the Generals Highway to Kings Canyon National Park's General Grant Grove, home to the General Grant tree among other giant sequoias. The park's giant sequoia forests are part of 202,430 acres (81,921 ha) of old-growth forests shared by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Indeed, the parks preserve a landscape that still resembles the southern Sierra Nevada before Euro-American settlement.
odditiesoflife: This 3200 Year Old Tree is So Massive, It’s Never Been Captured in a Single Image…Until Now It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname like “The President”. The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and is an estimated 3,200 years old. The trunk measures 27 feet across and, between the base and the highest peak, there are an estimated two billion needles. Until now, the tree had never been photographed in its entirety. A team of photographers from National Geographic worked with scientists from California’s Sequoia National Park to try to be the first. It took an intricate set of pulleys and levers to scale the tree, which one scientist argues is the largest in the world (if you take into account width). After stitching together 126 separate photos, we are left with this mind-blowing portrait of “The President” captured in a single photo for the first time.
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Toborochi Tree garden
Toborochi tree | Wonderful Places
Toborochi Trees. It gets beautiful pink flowers and the swelling in the trunk is caused by water storage. #Legend of the Toborochi Tree: http://www.boliviabella.com/legend-of-the-toborochi.html | #Nature #Toborochi #Trees
Toborochi tree - I wonder if I could plant one in the Pacific Northwest!
Toborochi tree - amazing! Nature Photography Collection (10 Pictures) Amazing Things. Repin or share and don't forget to listen to Noelito Flow Music. Thank You
The Fairy Pools. Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Fairies Pools, Buckets Lists, Fairy Pools, Nature, Purple, Skye Scotland, Beautiful Places, Travel, Isle Of Skye
Fairy Pools on Isle of Skye, Scotland #purple #flowers #nature #travel
Travel Destination - Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. This is on my bucket list of places to see with Pat
Fairy Pools: Isle of Skye, Scotland. Oh what the hell, why cant i travel to beautiful places?!
A fall beauty
Fall Beautiful, Nature, Autumn Leaves, Colors, Trees Of Life, Reflections, Orange Trees, Fall Trees, Autumn Trees
fall beauty reflections
.Beautiful Autumn Tree #fall #trees #water #colors
Sugar maple in fall colors..beautiful! #fall #autumn #leaves #followme #followback
Awesome Fall tree reflection!
amazing lone orange tree! Hopefully we will have some of these wonderful colors this year.
i am in awe of this natural beauty-ahh time to reflect.
Sugar maple in fall colors!!!~ ...has that whole "Tree of Life" look about it; wonder what itlooks like in the other 3 seasons...
Colors Combos, Saskatchewan Trees, Blue Sky, Craigredl, Canada, Saskatchewan It, Places, Prairie, Fields
Can't say it's a favorite place, but I've been there.
Saskatchewan- I have been looking for a pic like this to show the yellow against blue in fields! So pretty!
saskatchewan - blue and yellow - love this color combo and want to use it in my home.
Forests, Homemade Ice Pack, Nature, National Geographic, The Edging, Trees, Camps, The Great Outdoor, Places
Camping in The Great Outdoors, nothing better. Nature never ceases to amaze me.
This is like a scenery from a place I love. ("Camping in the trees", 1976, National Geographic)
Let's go camping. On the edge of nowhere.
I tell all my patients this at physical therapy! Homemade Ice packs: 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water, gets really cold, but never hardens so you can manipulate it. every athlete (or mom) should pin this!
Adam Nixon, Winter Trees, Northern California, Snow, Redwood Forests, Beautiful, Giants Sequoia, Winter Wonderland
Snow in the Redwood Forest
Giant Sequoias by Adam Nixon such a BEAUTIFUL place in the snow!
Winter trees and snow
Peter Cook - 8 years to grow a chair
Trees Chairs, Ideas, Living Chairs, Peter Cooking, Nature, Trees Shape, Gardens Chairs, Artists Peter, Living Trees
Pooktre Peter Cook got the idea for growing his own furniture in 1986. Nowadays he's a regular master at the refined art of tree shaping — guiding trees into desirable designs as the tree chair...
Peter Cook got the idea for growing his own furniture in 1986. Nowadays he's a regular master at the refined art of tree shaping. #trees #furniture #design #nature #chair
Peter Cook got the idea for growing his own furniture in 1986. Nowadays he's a regular master at the refined art of tree shaping — guiding trees into desirable designs as they grow. Perhaps his most notable piece is the Pooktre chair, an ideal resting place for a gardener. Each chair requires painstaking attention for seven to eight years while it forms, but the effort is part of what makes relaxing in one so rewarding. Check out Cook's Pooktre website to learn more about these beautiful living chairs, and to see what other wonderful living inventions the Pooktre artists have created. Check out some more examples of living furniture!
Heart Trees..just makes me smile : )
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Trees. I like God's sense of humor :)
Heart Shaped Forest in Cantabria, Spain
Hearts in nature Heart-Shaped Forest, Cantabria, Spain
Hearts In Nature. Valentines Days Ideas #Valentines, https://apps.facebook.com/yangutu
Mother Nature Sends Her Love Through Heart Shapes #romance trendhunter.com
The Doors, Secret Gardens, Ireland, Dreams, Trees House, Windows, Places, Trees Portal, Fairies Tales
Tree Portal, Ireland Wonder where the (tree) house is.
Tree Portal, Ireland - love the door!
Tree portal, Ireland just incase you didn't think this place was magical enough!
An amazing design-a real entrance to your secret garden. Tree Portal, Ireland
Tree Portal, Ireland ..Wow! Love the idea of this reflecting the window opening to a choice point - something special about it being in nature
Tree Portal, Ireland- dream home!
Tree Portal, Ireland...can't get much more fairy tale than this
The Roads, Great Smoky Mountain, Cove Loop, Trees Tunnel, National Parks, Cades Cove, Places, Tree Tunnel, Loop Roads
Tree Tunnel, Cades Cove Loop Road, Tennessee. We traveled here in July, 1972 and it was one of our favorite places in the Smoky Mountains. Really enjoyed crossing the ford (water) to get to the cabin.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park - Tree Tunnel - Cades Cove Loop Road - Tennessee = USA
Tree Tunnel, Cades Cove Loop Road, Tennessee ~ photo via astonyen---just up the road from my home.
Nothing like blossoming trees to take your breath away.
Cherries Blossoms, Walks, Colors, Flower Trees, Beautiful, Pink, Blossoms Trees, Places, Cherry Blossoms
BEAUTIFUL flowering trees
cherry blossom Looks like a beautiful place to take a walk...
Breathtaking- Cherry Blossoms in Okinawa! The only place in the world where the bright/dark pink color is found :)
Beautiful pink cherry blossom trees
Abandoned Cars, Old Trucks, Peter O'Tool, Mothers Nature, Citroen Ds, Peter Lippmann, Old Cars, Paradis Parks, Cars Photography
"Paradies Parking" - Photo Series by artist Peter Lippman, exploring abandoned cars overrun by nature.
old truck with vines
Abandoned cars photography.
old car overtaken by mother nature
paradise parking--photos of abandoned cars decaying in nature by peter lippmann
Pink Flower, Cherries Blossoms, Walks, Japan, Pink Trees, Cherry Trees, Beautiful, Blossoms Trees, Cherry Blossoms
millie says, "pink trees are cool" Cherry Blossom Walk, Sakura, Japan
Cherry Blossom Walk, Sakura, Japan -someday soon, we'll walk hand in hand under the Cherry tree... me and my hubby...
Cherry Blossom trees, Sakura in Japan via Beautiful Amazing World
#beautiful #tree #pink #flower #blossom #wedding #spring
My dream is to one day go to Japan and just walk under the beautiful cherry blossoms.
Reflection, Mirrors Image, Moon, Trees Of Life, Beautiful, Bluemoon, Full Moon, Blue Moon, Night Sky
BLUE MOON... LA LUNA ME HACE SOÑAR....
Blue Moon Reflection
Tree and moon reflection. Beautiful!
Beautiful full moon!.
The full moon is my most awaited event for each month. It's just too special for me but when i was a child, i'm so scared when the full moon drops in the night sky. Because I believe that full moon means ghosts will haunt every mankind. Yes some stories make use of the full moon as a sign of the upcoming tragedy but as i grew older, I notice its mysterious elegance. I feel so calm and it's soothing me within my heart, mind and inner soul. Just so AMAZING! :D
tree of life
In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or “Crooked Forest,” is a mystery.
Nature, Crooks Forests, Beautiful, Trees Growing, Curves Trees, Travel, Places, Pine Trees, Poland
Sounds like a place in wonderland =) In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or "Crooked Forest," is a mystery.
Poland's Mysterious Crooked Forest - In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or "Crooked Forest," is a mystery. #travel
Photos, Travel Planners, Baobab Trees, Trees Of Life, South Africa, National Parks, Giraffes, Animal, Ruaha National
Morning at Ruaha National park, Tanzania, by Marjut Tuulikki Tree & Giraffe - Could there be anything more perfect?!!
Baobab Trees. Also Known As The "Tree Of Life"
Giraffe in South Africa
old tale: god was telling all the animals their purpose in life one by one. when it was the giraffes turn he reached up to the heavens sooo high and stretched up as far as he could reach to hear god's voice so he would hear what his purpose was. god was so pleased that as a reward, the giraffe was given a long, graceful neck so he would be the closest to god's splendor.
Morning at Ruaha National park, Tanzania | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Africa | Morning at Ruaha National park. Tanzania | Baobab Tree
Baobab Tree & Giraffe BelAfrique - Your Personal Travel Planner www.belafrique.co.za
Japanese Maple in Portland, Oregon.
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I love Mother Nature, Moss covered Japanese Maples in Portland, Oregon.
Japanese Maple in Portland, Oregon. #places #area #TouristSpot #Earth #Nice #destination #vacation
Moss covered Japanese Maples in Portland, Oregon ~ Old Moss Woman's Secret Garden ~ facebook
Moss covered Japanese Maples in Portland, Oregon. Fairy tale like
Candies Colors, Pink Pink Pink, Cherries Blossoms, Nature, Pink Trees, Candies Trees, Beautiful, Cotton Candies, Places
Oh my, is this place for real?
Cotton Candy Trees
Beautiful - makes me think of a cotton candy wonderland
Pink, Pink, Pink
World Most Beautiful Nature | The most beautiful Nature Wallpapers of the World: Bubblegum Trees
Trees Trunks, Hiding Places, Ancient Trees, Old Trees, Nature, Tree Trunks, Beautiful, Pine Trees, The Roots
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful. - Alice Walker
Those roots make an awesome hiding place! and the tree is magnificent...
Pine Tree. Very old tree
huge tree trunk
love the roots
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Harry Potter Facts #274: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was established in 993.
hpotter facts #274
HP Fact #274