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Sequoia National Park
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Destruction by glaciers

The sequoia covered much of North America until most were toppled over by glaciers 10,000 years ago during the last ice age.

Destruction by man

During the second half of the 19th century, loggers cut down some of the majestic sequoias in an area called Big Stump Basin that lies northwest of the park. The fallen trees were sprouting seeds when Rome was in its glory.

Interesting tidbits

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Sequoia trees have an unusually shallow root system for their size.


Nearly all the existing trees are still growing, including the largest, General Sherman.

How to tell a redwoods
from a sequoia tree

Sequoias have a larger girth and volume. Redwoods are taller, and have a fluted instead of a motley bark pattern.

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