Thursday, 2 August 2018

The Giant Sequoia Trees | Most tallest and largest trees in the world

The Giant Sequoia Trees are actually the skyscrapers of the natural world. They are one of the three members of the Sequoioideae subfamily, and especially the giants trees are very unique. Which thing in the world can grow continuously as tall as any skyscraper and live for thousands of years? and the answer is giant sequoia trees, one of the most amazing and unique tree species on the earth.

"General Sherman Tree Sequoia 15mm" (CC BY 2.0) by mikebaird

Here are some interesting facts about giant sequoias trees

1. Giant sequoias can only grow between 5,000 to 7000 ft on a limited 260 mile strip on the western slope of the nevada mountains.

2. This giant sequoia tree can survive up to 3,000 years.

3. The largest branch of a huge sequoia trees can be eight feet in diameter.

4. The skin of giant sequoia tree is very strong, because its bark can be 3 feet thick!

5. The giant sequoias trees were logged once, but practice was stopped a century ago because tree wood is brittle. Today, trees are preserved.         

6. The most biggest giant sequoia tree is taller than a 26 story building.

"Sequoiadendron giganteum - giant sequoia" (CC BY 2.0) by James St. John
7. Grow over 300 ft tall is very rare thing to a giant sequoias trees

8. The girth of giant sequoia's is truly makes it a giant. Because, their trunks are 35 feet across sometimes.

9. General sherman is the world's biggest tree by volume, boasting a total volume of over 52,000 cubic feet.

10. The most largest living trees on the planet is general Sherman's. it is more than 2,100 years old with 2.7 million pounds weight.

11. Giant sequoias are also one of the strongest trees in the world. their thick bark makes them flame resistant, as well as resistant to fungal rot and beetles.

12. Giant sequoias tree species are the third longest living tree species on the earth. The some trees that live longer are alerce trees and bristlecone Pines trees.

"Unbelievable tree size" (CC BY 2.0) by rkramer62

13. Their stiffness, age and size are all connected. Because they are so strong that they become old, Their age is depend upon their size because, they keep growing and growing until they die.

14. The second largest tree by volume is General Grant Tree with 46,608 cubic feet.

15. For regenerate, they depend upon the forest fires, this trees are not only survive in forest fires, but also thrive on them. When the sequoia tree catches fire, that time the heat opens the cone on the forest floor and releases the seeds inside.

16. The biggest tree on the Earth is come from a very tiny seed.

17. The Pioneer Cabin Tree one of the most famous giant sequoias tree in Calaveras big trees state Park is recently collapsed in 2017. It was featured a big tunnel enough for a car to pass through.

18. You can find this giant sequoia trees near California in Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest and some other European countries like, France.

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