Picture of the Day: Looking Up to Giant Sequoias
LOOKING UP TO GIANT SEQUOIAS
In this breathtaking photograph by xeno_sapien on reddit, we look skyward, surrounded by giant sequoia trees.
The photograph was taken at Sequoia National Park which is located in the United States in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. Established on September 25, 1890, the park spans 404,063 acres and is famous for its giant sequoia trees, including General Sherman, one of the largest trees on Earth. [Source]
Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) are one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods. They are the world’s largest single trees by volume, growing to an average height of 50–85 m (160–279 ft) and 6–8 m (20–26 ft) in diameter. Record trees have been measured to be 94.8 m (311 ft) in height and over 17 m (56 ft) in diameter. The oldest known giant sequoia based on ring count is 3,500 years old. [Source]