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A really gigantic tree


In Washington, 2010, a piece of driftwood washed up on the shore of La Push – a small coastal town on the northwest of Washington’s westernmost peninsula.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: a piece of driftwood, what’s strange or weird about that?

Well, the piece of driftwood in question just so happened to be a full gigantic tree that was at least 10-foot-wide and a couple of hundred feet tall!

When you look at that gigantic wooden wonder, you can’t help but wonder if it might be the biggest piece of driftwood ever found.

Not many are aware that the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County of California, US is home to the biggest living tree on the planet known as General Sherman. This giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree features a 25-ft (diameter) trunk and is about 52,500 cubic feet (1,487 cubic meters) in volume.

The tree was named after the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman back in the year 1879. After seven years, this whole region came under control of Kaweah Colony and renamed the tree after Karl Marx. Then in the year 1892, the community was dissolved and the tree regained its previous name.


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