Wonderfully Wooded Wednesday

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While 3,741 firefighters continue to ensure the safety of California residents by keeping in check the Rough fire – one of California’s 12 currently burning wildfires – firefighters for the US Park Service have been tasked with keeping something else safe: the world’s second-largest tree.

The General Grant tree, as it’s known to its many admirers, is the only living thing Congress has named as a national shrine, according to the National Parks website. It is a memorial to American men and women who have given their lives while serving. It is named for Ulysses S Grant, the union army general and president of the United States.

The tree can be found in General Grant Grove, a section of the Kings Canyon national park. And it’s surrounded by other giant sequoia trees, some of which are 3,000 years old. Millions of people visit the General Grant tree and those surrounding it, according to Mike Theune, Kings Canyon national park fire information and education specialist.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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20 Responses to Wonderfully Wooded Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    Similar huge trees here in, Placer Big Trees Grove, a regular Summer hangout for me.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    It appears that the house of the Minm is to have a new outdoor staircase off the carport down to the level of the room under the garage. This will save walking all the way around the house.

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  3. Den says:

    Micrsoft continues to piss me off, gobbling up 50% of my CPU with “Trusted Installer”, I just got done with updates! now the bozos are pumping more unknown stuff into my computer and I cannot stop it! AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

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  4. Den says:

    Sprinkles here, much needed in the fire areas, more hot weather due by the weekend.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Hillside Cafe again. Lecture tonight.

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  8. Den says:

    Tweet to DWF interface complete, gotta get some action around here, sheesh.

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  9. Den says:

    Another Bill Maher original:

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  11. David B. Benson says:

    Pho-e. Still hafta take out the recycling and trash.

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  12. David B. Benson says:

    Rain postponed to 7 am.

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