Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Boole tree, the sixth largest tree in the world

The 267-feet (81 m) tall Boole tree, a giant sequoia, was originally thought to be the largest tree in the world. But after measuring other largest trees it is now ranked number 6, after 5 other giant sequoia: the General Sherman tree, the General Grant, the President tree, the Lincoln tree, and the Stagg tree. Boole has a trunk volume of 42,472 cubic feet (1,202.7 cubic meters) and an enormous base, with a girth of over 113 feet (34 m).

The Boole tree is located in Converse Basin grove in Sequoia National Forest, in the edge of Kings Canyon, 5 miles (8 km) from Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in eastern California. The tree was named after Franklin A. Boole, a supervisor of the logging operations, who spared the tree's life due to its great size.


M. D. Vaden of Oregon said...

Looking at photos of trees like the Boole Tree, its amazing to imagine the coast redwood trees Crannell Creek Giant and Lindsey Creek Tree being 15% to 40% larger than it or General Sherman.


Krishna said...

Yes, I have been studying these trees for long. They are just amazing. I have published many of their photos at my blog at http://public-domain-images.blogspot.com/