March 28, 2009

Posted in Musem/Art/Other, Uncategorized at 10:46 pm by Kendal

shermanThe General Sherman is the largest by volume tree in the world.  The true rests and grows in the USA, to be a little more precise it is in the national park in California

 

“The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park is the largest (by volume) tree in the world.

Computing the volume of a standing tree is the practical equivalent of calculating the volume of an irregular cone. For purposes of volume comparison, only the trunk of a giant sequoia is measured, including the restored volume of basal fire scars. Using these accepted standards and actual field measurements taken in 1975, the volume of the Sherman Tree was calculated to be slightly over 52.500 cubic feet (1486.6 meters).”

http://www.nps.gov/archive/seki/shrm_pic.htm

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