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The largest living things on earth are the Giant Sequoia trees The seventy-five groves of the giant sequoia that exist today are located on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada from Placer County to southern Tulare County California The groves occur between elevations of 4500 and 8400 feet and range in size from 1000 to 4000 acres Their bark is as much as 4 feet thick 50 feet long and branches 100 feet off the ground Some of the largest trees measure 35 feet in basel diameter the diameter as measured at the base of the tree Giant Sequoias are among the most fire disease and insect resistant trees known Several anatomical features such as bark cones and crown structure are responsible for this tremendous resistance The thick fibrous cinnamon-red bark contains tannin a natural fire extinguisher which also is suspected to inhibit wood borers and fungi Giant Sequoias can grow up to 1 to 2 feet tall per year until its between 200 to 300 feet high then like people they grow out The most famous and largest Sequoia tree is the General Sherman It is 2749 feet tall tall as a 27 story buliding a 13 story building would barely touch its first huge branch 1026 feet wide around the bottom and its volume in cubic feet is 52 508 Some trees have survived for 2000 or 3000 years some even longer The cones of a Giant Sequoia are surprsingly small obtaining a maximum length of only 9 centimeters The cones take in excess of 2 years to mature and may remain on the tree up to 20 years The Giant Sequoia develops on average 1500 cones per year As a result of the massive cone production and the tremendous longevity of cones a mature tree may have up to 40000 cones at any one time Of these 40000 cones 13 are dried nonfunctional seedless cones The remainder are green and closed
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