Friday, March 21, 2014

3200 year old tree project


This is my recount of how they captured the image of the sequoia tree.They had to walk deep into the sequoia national park were the “president” stands. The lifted the huge camera into the air with pulleys and ropes. People had to climb up the tree to measure how far out the camera would go. They had to take hundreds of photos so the camera went side to side and up and down. They had to put all the photos together to make one huge photo of the tree!


Wow this amazing tree called the “president” he is a Giant sequoias. He has been estimated to be 3200 years old.  He measures 247 ft in length, 45,000 cubic feet on volume, 27 ft high and wide and has over 2 billion needles. He also adds 1 cubic meter of wood a year! Make him one of the fastest growing trees in the world. A Giant sequoias can only be found on the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas in California.That’s 5000-8000 ft above sea level! Until now the tree had never had its photo taken. And they had to take lots of different photos and put them together to make this.

3200 year old tree.jpg

Tane Mahuta

Tane Mahuta is the biggest tree in New Zealand (counting width). He is a huge kauri tree in Northland of New Zealand and is estimated to be from 1,250 to 2,500 years old.
It’s Maori name Tane means god of the forest.

This is how big he is

Trunk girth
Trunk height
Total height
Trunk volume
244.5 Cubic meters
Total volume
516.7 Cubic meters


  1. You put a lot of effort into it and that's a really big tree.


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