~ AT SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
Thankfully, no loggers took it down, nor
forest fires or earthquakes! Just a quiet life
in a California forest
for all these years …. 3,200!
Not every tree has a nickname,
but ‘The President’ has earned it.
This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet
tall & is estimated to be over 3,200 years old.
Imagine, this tree was already 700 years old
during the height of ancient Greece ‘s civilization
and 1200 years old when Jesus lived and Rome
was well into its rule of most of the
western world and points beyond.
The trunk of The President measures
at 27 feet across,
with 2 BILLION needles from base to top.
Because of its unbelievable size, this
tree has never been photographed in its entirety,
until now. National Geographic photographers
have worked along with scientists to try and
create the first photo that shows the President
in all its glory.
They had to Climb the tree with pulleys and
levers, and took thousands of photos. Of those,
they selected 126 and stitched them together,
to get this incredible portrait of the President.
And here it is:
The man standing near the trunk of the tree
is a good indicator of the tree’s size.