The President A 3200 Year Old Tree

The President A 3200 Year Old Tree

This is such an amazing tree. National Geographic joined scientists in Sequoia National park to study and photograph it. It is the second largest tree in the world. In this video, “The world’s second-largest known tree, the President, in Sequoia National Park is photographed by National Geographic magazine photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols for the December 2012 issue. The final photograph is a mosaic of 126 images.”

The President A 3200 Year Old Tree

photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols

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It is really something to see, even in the video it is incredibly impressive. I would love to see it in person. I know there are a lot of things on earth that have been around for thousands of years but this is a living breathing tree and it is 3200 years old. Three thousand 200 hundred years this tree has been living on earth. It is 247 feet tall and 27 feet in diameter! If that is not awe-inspiring I don’t know what would be.  In the picture there are three different men on and around the tree. They look like hummingbirds in comparison, that is how huge this tree is.

While The President is not the biggest tree in the world, that would be the General Sherman also in the Sequoia National Park, it is older. I found this video and information about this tree very interesting and hope you all will too.

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