Re-Published: Sequoia, Redwood – The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia close up Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Giant Sequoia trees
Giant Sequoia trees, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California

 Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]


Introduction

We published this article back on Sep. 20, 2010 but we love Sequoia so much we decided to re-publish it. Hope you enjoy.
California’s enormous giant sequoia is the world’s most massive tree and one of the oldest. These trees can grow to more than 250 feet tall (or 76 meters which is about as tall as a 25-story building), with a diameter at breast-height up to 30 feet (about 9 meters). Sequoia National Park’s General Sherman Tree is about 52,500 cubic feet (1,478 cubic meters), which is roughly equivalent to 21,800 150-pound (68 kg) humans!

Giant sequoias can live to be 3,000 years old; the oldest recorded specimen exceeded 3,500 years.

sequoias in the fog Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Sequoias in the fog
Sequoias in the fog at King’s Canyon National Park. May 24, 2008 (Sequoia, Redwood: CC Photo henryalien).

sequoia national park moro rock Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Moro Rock
Moro Rock is a the vista view point in Sequoia National Park, California, USA. It is located in the center of the park. A stairway is cut into the rock, so that visitors can hike to the top. The view from the rock is simply breathtaking. August 2007 (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Eero Siimson).

sequoia redwood sierra black bear Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Sierra black bear
The Sierran black bear (Ursus americanus), are still living all over the Sierra Mountains. Much smaller than the grizzly, male black bears rarely reach 400 pounds (180 kg) females may grow to 250 (112.5 kg). Despite their name, black bears can be brown, cinnamon or blonde. Sequoia National Park, August 2007. (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Eero Siimson).

sequoia redwood sierra black bear close encounter Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Sierra black bear
Be still and don’t make a sound! Black bear crossing path in Sequoia National Park. August 2007. (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Eero Siimson).

sequoia driftwood on la push beach Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Redwood Driftwood
Driftwood washed up on the beach at La Push, Clallam County, Washington. June 15, 2010 (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Phillip Lachman).

sequoia redwood on la push beach Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Redwood Driftwood
Driftwood, La Push First Beach. Redwood or Sequoia? May 21, 2009. (Sequoia, Redwood, CC Photo bike4freedom2/ Charles).

giant sequoias Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Giant Sequoias
Giant Sequoias. Sequoia National Park, August 2007, (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Eero Siimson).

gray squirrel at sequoia national park Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Gray Squirrel
Gray Squirrels are all over the Sequoia National Park living amoung the giant sequoias. Sequoia National Park, August 2007. (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Eero Siimson).

sequoia roots Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Sequoia roots
The roots of a fallen sequoia tree are spectacular. Surprisingly for a tree this size the roots are very shallow. Sequoia National Park, August 2007. (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Eero Siimson).

the tunnel log in sequoia national park Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: The Tunnel Log Sequoia
The Tunnel Log is a fallen sequoia tree that was hollowed so that visitors can drive through it. Sequoia National Park, August 2007. (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Eero Siimson).

sequoia and man Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: Sequoia and man
Man in front of Giant Sequoia tree. Sequoia National Park September 20, 2010 (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Veneranda DeLuca).

world largest tree sequoia general sherman Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: World’s largest Sequoia, General Sherman
The base of General Sherman, a true giant among the sequoias in the heart of the Sequoia National Park. The Worlds biggest tree. Sequioa National Park, August 2007. (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Eero Siimson).

world largest tree sequoia general sherman full Re Published: Sequoia, Redwood   The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

Sequoia, Redwood: World’s largest Sequoia, General Sherman
The Giant Sequoia General Sherman, the worlds largest tree (in volume), is the name of a Giant Sequoia, in Sequoia National Park, with a height of 83.8 metres (275 ft). As of 2002, the volume of its trunk measured about 1,487 cubic metres (52,513 cu ft). The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park, California. The tree is believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old. Sequioa National Park, August 2007. (Sequoia, Redwood, Photo: Eero Siimson).




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93 Responses to Re-Published: Sequoia, Redwood – The Ancient Giants [14 Pics]

  1. salome riingen December 22, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    Beautiful! I love trees! One of my past time when I was young was to plant one coconut tree everyday. Now we have coconut plantations.
    This was back in my country village in Southeast Asia. I heard they’re making oil and soap out of these products. I will soon visit my
    country.

    • Dieter Steinegg January 25, 2011 at 11:44 am #

      you are a true champion of the world

    • Anon January 31, 2011 at 10:03 am #

      That’s wonderful! We need more people like you in the world; those who can respect nature. Which country are you from?

  2. mj furniss December 30, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    Nice collection! However, 6 & 7 have to be coast redwoods, Douglas fir, hemlock or spruce, not giant sequoia. There is no mechanism to float giant sequoias from the Sierra Nevada to the sea. If one falls into a stream there, the stream would have nowhere near the required dimensions and power to move it, and even if it did, it would not make it to the sea through the gauntlet of the central valley and bay delta. The inclusion of these with a false caption makes the whole collection non-credible.

    • minge November 16, 2011 at 8:51 am #

      6 & 7 are the same tree… and its been there for over a year? Surely it wood (lol) be worth a lot of money to the right people? ie timber merchants?

  3. PTCL Telephone Directory January 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    ^Exactly my thoughts. Though I do believe most of the information is true but a few false infos really damage the credibility of it.

  4. Nikita Hengbok January 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    Wow! Awesome collection! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Zargoned January 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Very nice but there is a better illustration of the size of the trees in NationalGeograghic with people in the tree so you see the scale of it all

  6. stevie January 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    So beautiful! These photos remind me of many happy days spent hiking, driving and camping there as a child in the 70′s. Thanks for putting these out.

  7. Jarrah January 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Surprisingly the roots on giant sequoia are very shallow? Check your tree facts friend, generally all trees are shallow rooted, no surprise at all…

  8. Jesilyn Smith January 13, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Very nice, but 6 and 7 are not only the same tree, but it is not a sequoia as far as I know. WA state has quite a few redwood trees, some of them very large indeed, and the tree depicted in both those photos looks like a local variety.

  9. Allison February 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    wow . . . those are big trees. and some cool other pics as well

  10. eve February 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    i love them :)
    they have sentimental value to me because sequoia is my middle name and i’ve always felt close to them. thanks for posting this

  11. Miami Landscaping March 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    Those trees are massive!! i wonder how the one on the beach got there.

  12. Lee October 17, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Beautiful! I really hope to make it there someday to see the sequoias. I feel so small and insignificant even looking at them on my computer screen.

  13. bolek January 30, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    piekne! I tak btw: WYKOP KURDE.

  14. Kevin May 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    Holy cow, man this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!! =]

  15. annaliza m. September 25, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    I haven’t seen such big giant trees…it’s wonderful…

  16. Sonya Kumpus July 23, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    These pictures do make me go wow at how awfully dirty the camera sensor was, and how out of focus most of the subject matter were.

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