I have heard about trees in America, which are that thick, that the cars
drives through them.
Some of my friends discussed, how old these trees can be. Can you answer
that (i couldn't find the answer on the internet).
Estimated at 1800-2700 yrs old
largest, General Sherman now estimated at 2100-2200 yrs old
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
The most famous was Wawona, the "tunnel tree." It was in Yosemite National
Park, and my parents and I actually rode in our family station wagon through
it when I was four years old. Sadly, the old tree fell over a few years
after that. Can you guess why?
It was a giant redwood tree, Sequoia gigantea.
There have been some other "drive-through" trees. Here is a web page with
pictures of many of them:
A web page giving some more information on Wawona, including the answers to
your question,is at
It also explains why the U.S. National Park Service isn't cutting any more
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
Try the Sequoia National Park pages; specifically
which includes this statement: "The ages of the General Sherman, General
Grant and other large sequoias are unknown, but it is estimated that these
giants are between 1800 and 2700 years old. "
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