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Do you know world largest tree 2021? Do you know when it was seeded? Do you also know where it is? Don't worry, we got you covered.
This article is going to give you a brief description of the largest tree in the world and where it is, and also why it is the largest tree.
General Sherman is a giant Sequoia tree located in the giant forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare country in the U.S state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single-stem tree on Earth. It is estimated to be around 2,300 to 2,700 years old.
It is about 83.8m(275ft) and a diameter of 11m(36ft) with a volume trunk of 1,487m³(52,500 cu ft). It was said to have been seeded on 700 B C- 300 B C.
The General Sherman was named after the American Civil war General William Tecumseh Sherman. The official story, which may apocryphal, claims the tree was named in 1879 by naturalist James Wolverton, who has served as a Lieutenant in the 9th Indiana Cavalry under Sherman.
Seven years later, in 1986, the land came under the control of the Kaweah Colony, a utopian socialist community whose economy was based on logging. They renamed the tree in honour of Karl Marx.
However, the community was disbanded in 1892, primarily as a result of the establishment of Sequoia National Park and the tree reverted to it's previous name.
In 1931, following comparisons with nearby General Grant tree, general Sherman was identified as the largest tree in the world. One result of this process was that wood volume became widely accepted as the standard for establishing and comparing the size of different trees.
Below are some of the pictures of the tree.
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