Travel: Giant Sequoias Kings Canyon National Park 360 VR Video

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Giant Sequoia; also known as giant redwood or Sierra redwood, is one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods. The trees occur naturally only in groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The oldest known giant sequoia based on ring count is 3,500 years old. Giant sequoias are among the oldest living things on Earth. Giant sequoias are the world's largest single trees. Giant sequoias grow to an average height of 50–85 m (164–279 ft) and 6–8 m (20–26 ft) in diameter. Record trees have been measured to be 94.8 m (311 ft) in height. The widest known at chest height is the General Grant at close to 29’.


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