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Hanging On By A Branch

The Pioneer Cabin Tree

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 28, 2016
1. Hanging On By A Branch Marker
Inscription. Here at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, it's a regrettable fact that the most famous trees are those most harmed by human action. Both the Mother of the Forest and the Big Stump remind us of how people placed their own curiosity and pleasure above the needs of nature's quiet giants, the Sierra Nevada Giant Sequoias.

The same is true of the Pioneer Cabin Tree. The base of this tree was hollowed out during the 1870s to compete with similar tourist attractions. Today, the injured tree is hanging onto life by only one branch. Look up-the single bough with foliage is working to photosynthesize for the entire tree.

This tree needs your respect and care. Please do not add your name or any other inscription to the graffiti found on its tired trunk.

It's time to protect these ancient trees that have already endured so much.
 
Erected 2008 by California State Parks.
 
Location. 38° 16.804′ N, 120° 18.213′ W. Marker is in Arnold, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on North Grove Trail, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located along the North Grove Trail at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold CA 95223. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Grove Trail, Arnold CA 95223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Hanging On By A Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 28, 2016
2. Hanging On By A Branch Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Discovery and Exploitation (approx. mile away); California Big Trees State Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dorrington Hotel (approx. 2 miles away); White Pines History (approx. 2.2 miles away); Doc S.C. Linebaugh Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Board's Crossing (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sourgrass Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); Avery Hotel (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arnold.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Pioneer Cabin Tree has Fallen - January 8, 2017
A very strong "Pineapple Express" storm hit Northern California over the weekend and the several inches of rain and heavy winds brought down this famous landmark.
Photos of the tree can be seen on the Pinetree.net Website.
http://thepinetree.net/new/?p=31177
    — Submitted January 8, 2017, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Pioneer Cabin Tree image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 28, 2016
3. Pioneer Cabin Tree
Hanging On By A Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 28, 2016
4. Hanging On By A Branch Marker
Hanging On By A Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 28, 2016
5. Hanging On By A Branch Marker
Hanging On By A Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 28, 2016
6. Hanging On By A Branch Marker
Hanging On By A Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis J Cox, June 26, 2017
7. Hanging On By A Branch Marker
It is no more!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2016, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 270 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 14, 2016, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   7. submitted on June 26, 2017, by Dennis J Cox of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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