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Three Rivers in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

General Sherman Tree

Sequoia National Park

 
 
General Sherman Tree Marker-Top portion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2007
1. General Sherman Tree Marker-Top portion
Inscription. There it is! The largest tree on earth. Directly in front of you stands the biggest tree on the planet, the General Sherman Tree. Some trees grow taller, and some are bigger around, but no tree has greater mass. The amount of space taken up by its trunk is greater than that of any other tree.

Bottom portion of the marker; The General loses a limb-Look closely—the General Sherman Tree has changed since this photo (left) was taken. Can you spot the large limb in the photo that is now missing from the tree itself? The second-largest branch on the Sherman Tree fell in January 2006. No one witnessed the crash. Thankfully, it crushed only some fencing and pavement (right).
 
Location. 36° 34.836′ N, 118° 45.114′ W. Marker is in Three Rivers, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on Generals Highway (SR198). Touch for map. The marker is located in the parking area to the General Sherman tree. The tree is located in Sequoia National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Three Rivers CA 93271, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cattle Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); For the Good of the Giants (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather
General Sherman Tree Marker-Bottom portion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2007
2. General Sherman Tree Marker-Bottom portion
(approx. 2 miles away); Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks (approx. 2 miles away); The CCC Boys (approx. 2 miles away); Colonel Young: A Buffalo Soldier (approx. 2 miles away); Auto Log (approx. 2 miles away); Call the Cavalry! (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Rivers.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
General Sherman Tree Area-map image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2007
3. General Sherman Tree Area-map
Trail to the General Sherman Tree image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2007
4. Trail to the General Sherman Tree
Trail to the General Sherman Tree image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2007
5. Trail to the General Sherman Tree
Road in the Sequoia National Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2007
6. Road in the Sequoia National Park
Road in Sequoia National Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2007
7. Road in Sequoia National Park
Road sign at the entrance to Sequoia National Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2007
8. Road sign at the entrance to Sequoia National Park
Historic Postcard View of the General Sherman Tree image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
9. Historic Postcard View of the General Sherman Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   9. submitted on September 6, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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