Famous Trees in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Sequoias are native to California and only California thanks to the high altitudes of the Sierra Nevadas and the runoff of the mountain snow. They are the biggest trees in the world, by volume, and only the redwoods can make a bigger claim as the tallest trees in the world. This is what makes Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks so epic. And these are the most famous of all the mighty sequoias.
Tags: National Parks, Nature
Sequoia National Park's Tunnel Log, United States
General Sherman Tree in Three Rivers, United States
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The President Tree in Three Rivers, United States
Located in the Giant Forest, along with General Sherman, The President Tree is the third largest tree in the world.
General Grant Tree, United States
Located in the aptly named Grant Grove of Kings Canyon National Park, General Grant is one of the largest trees in the world, second to only General Sherman in neighboring Sequoia National Park.
Lincoln Tree, United States
The 4th largest tree in the world, named after President Lincoln and located in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park.
Stump Meadow, United States
More of a graveyard for trees, it still makes the list because these stumps tell the story of how difficult it was to log these trees back in the 1880s.
Unlike the famous Tunnel Tree in Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park's Tunnel Log came to be from national causes. Around 1937, a mighty sequoia fell across Crescent Meadow Road and the tunnel was carved to allow cars to pass through. The rest is history.