Magical Video of Giant Sequoia in Snow
“The President” is a giant sequoia tree in Yosemite’s neighbor park, Sequoia National Park. National Geographic recently honored the tree by giving it a winter video shoot during a snowstorm.
The President is not the tallest tree in the world with a height of about 247 feet, or the widest at about 27 ft in diameter at the base, but it is the third largest tree in the world, measured by volume of trunk, and the oldest known living sequoia estimated at 3,200 years.
As of 2012, the volume of its trunk measured at about 45,000 cubic feet and an additional 9,000 cubic feet of branches. That same year, it was determined that the President was larger than the General Grant, if measured by total volume of wood above ground.
The tree was named after President Warren G. Harding in 1923.