The World's Second-largest Known Tree, The President, in Sequoia National Park

The World's Second-largest Known Tree, The President, in Sequoia National Park

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The World's Second-largest Known Tree, The President, in Sequoia National Park

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The world’s second-largest known tree, the President, in Sequoia National Park is photographed by National Geographic magazine photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols for the December 2012 issue. The giant Sequoia is a snow tree, says scientist Steve Sillett, adapted for long winters in the Sierra Nevada.

FACTS:

  • Second-largest known tree
  • 3,200 years old
  • Height above base 247.0′
  • Circumference at ground 93.0′
  • The tree was named after President Warren G. Harding in 1923.
  • Read More Here – National Geographic magazine

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