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Got Sequoiadendron Giganteum?

General Sherman Did When They Named One of The Tallest, Widest and Longest Lived of all Trees on the Planet After the Civil War General….The Giant Sequoia

In 1879 this tree was named after General, William Tecumseh Sherman, by naturalist James Wolverton, who had served as a Lieutenant in the 9th Indiana Cavalry under Sherman. In 1931, following comparisons with the nearby General Grant tree, General Sherman was identified as the largest tree in the world….by volume. Measuring 275 feet off the ground and coming in at over 52,000 cubic feet. The General Sherman is thought to be 2,300 to 2,700 years old.

Source:http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2006404_2006095_2006110,00.html #ixzz2ObnPETWq

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/gardening-articles/general-sherman-1664128.html

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      Ah…. Another truly deliteful gentle giant. I’ve been there…
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      Got Sequoiadendron Giganteum? General Sherman Did When They Named One of The Tallest, Widest and Longest Lived of all...
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      D’awww. I knew there was a tree named after Sherman, but I didn’t know it was because the guy who named it knew him....
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