Description The General Sherman in Sequoia National Park is the worlds largest living thing. It was so named in 1879 by admirers of the Civil War general; the species Sequoia is named for the Cherokee chief Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet. It has a circumference of 1024 inches, is 261 feet high, and has an average crown spread of 108 feet.
Location Sequoia National Park, CA
This champion Giant Sequoia of California made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in , as it is the largest known tree of its species in the country. By recognizing these champions, we recognize the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees.
|LOCATION||Sequoia National Park, CA|
|Nominated by||Isabelle F. Story|
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