Picture of the Day: The Largest Tree in the World

Photograph by JIM BAHN

The General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth. With a height of 83.8 metres (275 ft), a diameter of 7.7 metres (25 ft), an estimated bole (trunk) volume of 1,487 cubic metres (52,513 cu ft), and an estimated age of 2,300 – 2,700 years.

In 1879 this tree was named after American Civil War general, William Tecumseh Sherman, by naturalist James Wolverton, who had served as a lieutenant in the 9th Indiana Cavalry under Sherman. In 1931, following comparisons with the 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. [Source]

Picture of the Day: The Largest Tree in the World.

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When a cub’s antics keep his sleepy father lion awake, the mischievous cub gets a snarling growl of disapproval in a photo captured by photographer Lee Slabber on the savannah of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Said Slabber, “I had been following this pride in the Kalahari for a number of days, focusing on one youngster who was always causing trouble. In this image, his father had been trying to sleep. The cub kept climbing over the adult’s head until the lion growled to warn it to back off. In a moment of brave defiance, the youngster just glared back at his dad.”

Father lion scolds son on the Kalahari « Hungeree.

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Kowloon “Walled City” in Hong Kong was the most densely populated land in history, containing 33,000 residents within 6.5 acres.

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