Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Muir Snag tree, the oldest giant sequoia

The Muir Snag tree, located at Converse Basin, in Sequoia National Forest in the Sierra Nevada in eastern California, is believed to be the oldest giant sequoia, but it is now dead though it is still standing with a height of only at 140 feet (43 m). It has a base diameter of 35.9 feet (10.9 m). This tree is estimated to be between 3000 and 3500 years old.

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