Friday, July 27, 2012
044/366 Giant Sequoia trees @ Kings Canyon National Park
Giant Sequoia trees (sequoiadendron giagnteum) are amongst oldest trees in the world.
Age of these trees can be estimated based on its height.
Approximate age of a tree of height 250 ft will be 2500 years!
Base diameter for these giants can be as large as 40 feet in diameter!
They can grow up to 300+ feet heigh and can weigh 2.7 million pounds!
Many people incorrectly consider these Sequoia trees are same as Redwood trees as both have cinnamon-colored bark & grows very tall.
But they differ from the Redwood trees in many aspects. Redwood trees are usually found closer to coast in California.
Read interesting comparison between Sequoia and Redwood Trees here: