30 May '16, 7pm
Photo: Giant sequoias put things in perspective
Few things can make us wee little humans feels as small as gazing at a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum ), seriously! Consider this, the giant sequoia known as General Sherman tree – the largest, by volume, known living single stem tree in the world – reaches a height of 275 feet, diameter of 25 feet and estimated bole volume of 52,513 cubic feet. And its 2,300–2,700 years old! The Parker Group of giant sequoias, shown here in a photograph by Rick Derevan , lives in the same place as the General – Sequoia National Park in California – and is one of the finest clusters of the big guys in the park. Respect! Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on flickr and add your pictures to the group.