The Sequoiadendron Giganteum, more commonly referred to as the Sequoia tree, is the largest tree species in the world. Found in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, these trees can grow to over 300 feet tall! Imagine, a tree the height of the Statue of Liberty! The trunks of these trees are incredibly massive as well, reaching widths of 100 feet.
To put that into perspective, a gray whale is only about 50 feet in length. You could line up two gray whales to equal the width of one of these Sequoia trees. Roadways are even built into some of them, with tunnels cut out of the trunks. By sheer volume, Sequoias aren’t only the largest trees out there, they’re the largest living organisms on the planet! The largest Sequoia tree, named General Sherman, is 275 feet tall, over 100 feet wide at its base, and weighs over 2.7 million pounds. That’s the weight of almost 200 adult elephants! Its wood is so valuable that some of it has sold for over 27 dollars per square foot.
The Sequoia is unquestionably an amazing tree. But you don’t have to travel all the way to California to find some amazing woods. There’s some right here at Superior Floors in Winter Garden. Visit us and we’ll help you find an amazing wood that’s perfect for you. Don’t worry, it won’t cost 27 dollars a square foot…
-Superior Floors, where “We Speak Floors”!
By Jarek Rodriguez