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.

2 comments:

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.

MDV

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/