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Bull Creek in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Giant Tree

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 21, 2015
1. Giant Tree Marker
Inscription.  Recognized by the American Forestry Association as the National Champion Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, November 1991.

Height • 363 feet
Circumference • 53.2 feet
Average crown spread • 62 feet
 
Erected by Humboldt Redwoods State park.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list.
 
Location. 40° 20.981′ N, 123° 59.483′ W. Marker is in Bull Creek, California, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from Mattole Road (Lower Bull Creek Flats Road) 4.3 miles west of U.S. 101, on the left when traveling west. Marker and subject tree are located along the Big Trees Loop Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, near the Big Tree Day Use Area parking lot on Bull Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honeydew CA 95545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laura Perrott Mahan & James P. Mahan (approx. 3˝ miles away); Swept Away
Giant Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 21, 2015
2. Giant Tree Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away); "Ltcuntadun" (approx. 3.7 miles away); Redwood Time-ring (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Giant Redwood Tree (approx. 5.4 miles away); Humboldt Redwoods State Park (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sam Helwer (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Shrine Tree (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sequoia sempervirens (Wikipedia). Common names include coast redwood, coastal redwood and California redwood. It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1,200–1,800 years or more. This species includes the tallest living trees on Earth. These trees are also among the oldest living things on Earth. (Submitted on January 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Humboldt Redwoods State Park (Wikipedia). Over 100 of the 137 known trees over 350 feet tall — all coast redwoods — occur in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It is home to the 4th-tallest measured living redwood, the Stratosphere Giant, which was measured at 370.5 ft in 2004. Stratosphere Giant was the tallest known living redwood until the discovery of three taller trees in Redwood National Park; the tallest, Hyperion, measuring 379.1 ft
Giant Tree image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 21, 2015
3. Giant Tree
in September 2006. (Submitted on January 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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