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The Largest Tree in the World

This giant Sequoia, growing in the Mariposa Grove, in the Yosemite National Park, is known as the "Grizzly Giant." It is 34 feet in diameter and 225 feet high. It is estimated to contain more than one million feet of lumber. The first limb is 100 feet from the ground, and 6 feet In diameter. Doubtless the tree originally had limbs all the way from the ground, but the lower ones have died in the course of the ages that mark the life of this extraordinary tree. Observe the man standing near the tree, by way of contrast.

The Largest Tree in the World

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 11 Chapter 6