George Fiske, Landscape Photographer, Yosemite 1875.
A Snuff Box Full of Trees by William De Lancey Ellwanger (1909), University of California Libraries, Santa Cruz.
Print of Grizzly Giant (Sequoia gigantea), from the Mariposa Grove, Yosemite, California. Speculation about the age of this tree, known as the “Grizzly Giant” is estimated to be around 3,000 years old. A wonderful article Trees of Yosemite by Mary Curry Tresidder at the link.
Grizzly Giant statistics: 94’ Girth at Base; 200’ Tall
Photographer Nick Nichols and the National Geographic built a robotic camera to capture images of this 1600-year-old California Redwood tree (with a crown over 100 feet wide). They stitched 84 photographs together, working on the project more than two years, in order to present this final photograph evidencing the majesty of our nation’s most beautiful trees: the California Redwoods. The video shows how they created the photograph.
Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt County, California. The redwood trees climb upwards of 300’ and higher, with a life span of 1200-1800 years. This is The 8th Wonder of the World. Merry Christmas, Dotan Negrin! Safe travels.
BECAUSE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN BIGGER TREES IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE! But there is much more than that. Hiking in these woods was incredibly peaceful and a unique experience. There are walls of ferns in some parts of the park and trees the size of…