Get a Load of This Freaking Tree…

Holy crap, that’s tall. “Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet. Two other sequoias have wider trunks, but none has a larger crown, say the scientists who climbed it. The figure at top seems taller than the other climbers because he’s standing forward on one of the great limbs.” I don’t know what I love more here… the fact that this tree is called the “President”, that it’s over three thousand years old, or that there are people crazy enough to climb it… and stand out on the limbs. Just nuts. If you’re curious as to how they got a couple billion leaves in one photo, check it out here.


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