For those of you that do not know, my husband is a woodworker from England. I thought it only appropriate on our recent trip to CA to take him to see the Sequoia Trees. I had never been before, but I had heard they were quite big. I always enjoyed joking with Phil about how many pieces of furniture he could make form just one tree!
The General Grant Tree is located in Kings Canyon National Park. It is the 3rd largest tree in the world. The 2nd largest is the General Sherman! (it is near Grant, but I did not have enough time to visit both). The dimensions of General Grant are:
Height: 268.1 feet
Circumference: 107.5 feet
Diameter: 34.2 feet
Volume of trunk: 46,608 cubic feet
The Rings of the Sequoia trees tell show us the innate intelligence of the tree and its ability to adapt and survive even against something that seems as impossible as fire. The rings are curved and new growth covers the scars.
The picture below helps give you an idea of the size of these trees. I tried to get a good picture of the General Grant, but I did not have a wide enough lens to take a picture that would capture the whole tree. I would highly recommend a visit to the General Grant or the General Sherman, which is even larger then Grant. Plus I just happen to like the name of the General Sherman!