California Redwoods. Be sure to notice that those are regular folks/real human beings that are standing there looking up at these incredible giants (to give you a slight idea of their size)!!! (Sequoias are sub species of the giant Redwoods). Muir Redwood Forest is 45 min drive from San Fancisco. An incredible forest of trees that are like no other!! Gooooo (12/16/12)
"The Mother of the Forest" was an ancient and huge Giant Sequoia. 321 ft tall, 90ft at ground-level, 2,520 years old, and covered in bark 2 ft thick, the tree was stripped in 1852 by its discoverer George Gale and quickly perished. Its fire-blackened snag, over 100 ft tall, still stands today in Calaveras, CA.