The giant trees of California’s redwood forests are well-known, but one spectacular tree in particular stands out.
The world’s third biggest tree in terms of volume may be found on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Locals call it “The President.”
Even though “The President” is not the world’s tallest tree, it stands at 247 feet (75 meters).
However, in terms of volume, the tree is the third biggest in the world, measuring 45,000 cubic feet (1,278 cubic meters), or around 127,800 milk cartons.
The tree’s age, though, is possibly its most astonishing statistic.
The age of “The President” is thought to be around 3,200 years.
In 1923, the sequoia, often known as the gigantic redwood, was named after American president Warren G. Harding.
And “The President” continues to develop at a rapid pace.
Every year, the huge redwood adds a cubic meter of wood to its bulk.
No one has ever been able to capture the massive tree in a single photograph before.
However, a crew from National Geographic decided to give it a go.
With the use of wires, the team was able to collect all of the images they need in order to merge them into one massive image.
“The President” was captured in one photograph after 32 days and 126 photos.
What’s the end result?
Watch a video about how the team managed to capture the amazing shot here:
Sometimes nature offers up something so amazing, you have no choice but to gasp in awe.
“The President” is a shining example of how important it is to take care of our land and our forests.
I really hope this tree will stand at least another 3,000 years in the future. Share this article if you agree!
Originally published on the beautyofplanet