Picture of the "General Sherman" Tree, a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

General Sherman Tree, a Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

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Picture of the "General Sherman" Tree, a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) species.

The "General Sherman" Tree, is located in the Giant Forest Grove, within the Sequoia National Park, California, USA.

"General Sherman" is the largest tree on Earth, measured by trunk wood volume. It has 52,508 cubic feet (1,486.9 m3) of wood in the main trunk, these measurements do not count the wood in the branches however.

General Sherman Tree Facts:
  • Trunk Volume: 52,508 cubic feet (1,486.9 m3)
  • Height: 274.9 feet (83.8 m)
  • Trunk Diameter: 32.7 feet (10.0 m)
  • Trunk Circumference: 102.6 feet (31.3 m)