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The President Tree

Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, California USA

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“one of the largest trees ever”

The President tree is the name of a giant sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States, east of Visalia, California. The tree is believed to be at least 3,000 years old. It is not the tallest giant sequoia tree in the world with a height of about 241 feet (73 m), nor the widest at about 27 ft (8.2 m) in diameter at the base, but it is the second largest tree in terms of volume in the world. As of 2012, the volume of its trunk measured at about 45,000 cubic feet (1,300 m3), with an additional 9,000 cubic feet (250 m3) of branches. That same year, it was determined that the President was larger than the General Grant, if measured by total volume of wood above ground. The tree was named after President Warren G. Harding in 1923. Nearby trees include Chief Sequoyah, the 27th largest giant sequoia in the world, and the Congress Group, two dense stands of medium sized sequoias that represent the "House" and "Senate".

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Anna Hider

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April 17, 2015
Rated 4.0

Sure, it's only the third tallest, but it's the oldest known sequoia! Also, in keeping with the America theme, there are two groups of trees nearby known as the Congress Group-- one represents the Senate and the other represents the House of Representatives.

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Tatiana Danger

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August 31, 2014
Rated 3.0

This tree is absolutely mammoth. It's an incredible sight to see. Especially in winter, covered in snow. It looks like something out of The Chronicles of Narnia. Named after President Warren G. Harding.

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Chini Tiongco

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August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0

This tree is really really really huge. It was "wow!". I remember when I went here and just looked at the tree, I was so amazed and made me think how it grown this big.

You'll know why it's called the President Tree because its the biggest tree ever.

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July 07, 2014

Awesome to see a big tree but it looks like any other tree in the park

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January 17, 2018

Not even near the tallest !!! Largest by volume. Hyperion redwood is the current tallest . And probably 50 Redwoods taller. I could tell you where it at , but then I'd have to kill you ! Lol The location is closely guarded. REI released it's coordinates once and the federal govt made them take it down off the internet. Finding it was not that difficult if you know where to look.

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The President Tree

Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park
Three Rivers, California
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