09 Jul '11, 3pm

Find Your State on the National Register of Big Trees

General Sherman in California's Sequoia National Park is still No. 1 on the Big Tree list. Photo by Rafał Próchniak /CC. Size matters. Big trees are signs that "progress" hasn't paved over everything. The latest, 2011 National Register of Big Trees contains more than 750 champs in 46 U.S. states. There's actually a sport known as Big Tree Hunting. Fortunately, it's done to document big trees, rather than cut them down. The big tree hunters measure a tree's height, circumference and average crown spread. Points are awarded for the dimensions, and the winners are compiled annually in the National Register of Big Trees , put together by American Forests and sponsored by The Davey Tree Expert Co . Where are the biggest? California has General Sherman , a giant sequoia and a champ since 1940, measuring 274.9 feet tall, with 1,400-ton trunk (roughly equivalent to the weight of 1...

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