This 3200 Year Old Tree Is So Huge It’s Never Been Captured In A Single Image…Until Now.
It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname.
“The President” is one of those trees. The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall, measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old.
The trunk is 27 feet wide and the its mighty branches hold 2 billion needles, the most of any tree on the planet.
On top of that, The President is still adding one cubic meter of wood per year – making it one of the fastest growing trees in the world.
Until now, the tree had never been photographed in its entirety.
A team of photographers from National Geographic worked with scientists from California’s Sequoia National Park to try to be the first.
It took an intricate set of pulleys and levers to scale the tree, which one scientist argues is the largest in the world (if you take into account width).
After 32 days and stitching together 126 separate photos, we are left with this breathtaking portrait of The President.
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