Giant Tree Family Album, pt 1 of 2. General Sherman’s Baby Picture

General Sherman (tree)

General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree located in Sequoia National Park in California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth. This rare picture of the tree, taken when it was a sapling, is part of a collection of pictures known as the “Giant Tree Family Album.” The album includes pictures of both Sequoias and Redwoods.

In this picture, the tree that would one day become known as General Sherman is shown as an awkward youth. It would ba many dozens of decades before the tree would reach its full stature and the fame as the world’s largest tree.

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  1. […] this mighty tree is just a sprout in Redwood National Park. ┬áLike its famous cousin, “General Sherman,” Hyperion would take dozens of decades to become the tallest tree in the world. ┬áThis tree […]