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General Sherman, Giant Sequoia tree

General Sherman, Giant Sequoia tree

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JIM WEST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JIM WEST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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General Sherman. This Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is designated the world's largest living tree. It is 83.8 metres tall, has a spread of 32.5 metres and a girth of 31.3 metres. Giant Sequoias grow at altitudes of 1400 to 2400 metres on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Thought to live for up to 4000 years, the larger specimens weigh over 1000 tonnes. Photographed in June, in Sequoia National Park, California, USA.

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