The biggest trees.

General Sherman

General Sherman

The largest trees are in the SEKI National Park, western slope of the Sierra Nevada.

He and his colleagues stand in 75 groves.

  • Giant sequoia
  • Sequoiadendron giganteum
  • Height: 84 m
  • Trunk circumference: 31 m
  • Trunk diameter: 11 m
  • StD at 55 m height: 4.20 m
  • Diameter thickest branch: 2 m
  • Wood volume approx.: 1500 m³
  • Annual volume growth: ?
  • Weight approx.: 1300 tons
  • Age, estimated: 2200 years

Despite these gigantic dimensions, the "thickest" sequoia is not one of the tallest trees.

The related coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) are larger, growing up to 115 metres tall.

Nor does it belong to the oldest trees. These are the living specimens of the ancient bristlecone pine.

It does not have the largest trunk circumference either. The Mexican bald cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) sometimes has a diameter of over 15 metres.

But it has the largest displacement and displacement, as we know, can only be replaced by even more displacement.