How huge is the biggest tree in the world? And why is it the biggest tree in the world?
We went up early in the morning to Sequoia National Park to see some of the biggest trees in the world. While it was early the fog was hanging between the tall Sequoia trees and it gave a nice spooky vibe to this forest.
Sequoia trees are known for there size and massive volume. They don't only grow tall, but also very thick.
As you can see, Suzanne is having some quality time with this fellow here.
The biggest one of them all in terms of volume is General Sherman himself. This guy is massive and standing before it makes you feel small as a flea or something smaller even.
Just how massive the General Sherman is, is described on below information sign. If you want to walk around this guy, you'll have to put at least 31 big steps!
The oldest Sequoias are believed to be about 3000 years old. Some of them have survived several forest fires. This is because over time the Sequoia trees have adapt them selves to extreme heat by growing a very thick bark. Within these bark they have a lot of chemicals which helps against insects, rot and deseases.
You can see how the fire worked its way up on this tree, but it still grows strong happily ever after. Because of the fire most of the surrounded plants are gone, so there is even more room for the Sequoia to grow. So you could say that they even benefit from a fire now and then.
All photos are shot with my Olympus OMD em10 and Samsung Galaxy s6 edge+
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