The General Grant giant sequoia tree in Kings Canyon National Park.
Fact: If the trunk of the General Grant tree was a gas tank on a car that got 25 mpg, you could drive around the earth 350 times without refueling!
Fact: If the trunk of the General Grant tree could be filled with sports equipment, it could hold 159,000 basketballs, or more than 37 million ping-pong balls!
Fact: The General Grant tree is so wide it would take about twenty people holding hands to make a complete circle around its base!
Fact: The General Grant tree is the world's widest known sequoia and the third largest sequoia in the world by volume!
Volume: 46,608 cubic feet
Height: 268 feet
Weight: 1,254 tons
Age: 1,700 years
Diameter (max): 40 feet
Circumference: 107 feet
The General Sherman tree in Sequoia National Park.
Fact: If the trunk of the General Sherman tree could be filled with water, it would provide enough water for 9,844 baths. Thats one bath every day for 27 years!
Fact: Looking up at the General Sherman tree for a 6 foot tall human is about the equivalent of a mouse looking up at a 6 foot tall human!
Fact: The General Sherman tree is the world's largest tree by volume and the world's heaviest tree!
Volume: 52,500 cubic feet
Height: 275 feet
Weight: 1,385 tons
Age: 2,200 years
Diameter (max): 36.5 feet
Circumference: 103 feet