What Is the Biggest Tree in the World?

The General Sherman is the largest tree in the world at 52,508 cubic feet or 1,487 cubic meters. The General Sherman Tree was discovered in December 1997.

In the 1850s, a series of powerful earthquakes struck northern California and altered North America’s coastline, creating Redwoods National Park. In 1994, researchers from Duke University found an isolated grove of Giant Sequoia trees protected from logging by the creation of this national park. Within that grove they identified what might be the world’s largest tree–The General Sherman Tree.

The tree is in Giant Forest, in Sequoia National Park. It’s named after David Starr Jordan who was the President of Stanford University when it became a national park. His birthday was on June 29th which is known as “Sherman Day” where they celebrate his birth by making an honorary campfire for him.

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