What would you do when you find a huge tree which you can’t capture it all? You take 126 clicks!

Mother nature is always marvellous and in some situations it takes our breath away. This wonderful tree which is a gift of nature is one such breathtaking incident.

Trees communicate with each other in their unique language and style and they provide the most essential animal needs such as Oxygen to us.

We found a story on an elderly tree which required 126 total photos to complete shooting the whole tree. We thought it was an amazing fact which is worth sharing to you all.

It’s been named “The President” and it survives in Nevada’s Sequoia National Park.

This ancient tree is a great gift of mother nature. There are over 2 billion leaves in this massive tree and it’s over 247 feet in height.

The tree, the President, is very huge to get into one image, thus it required such a lot of clicks to capture the entire tree. However a tree scientist along with his fellows have successfully completed the mission by measuring and taking the shots inch by inch.

The President is the 2nd largest tree found in the world by the volume of the trunk. The most important fact about the tree is that it’s the one and only known living Sequoia in the world.

This tree was given the name after President Warren G. Harding in 1923.

The National Geographic wanted to capture the entire tree in a single image and they were able to set up a team to make a mosaic of the tree which was made of 126 images altogether.

The mosaic was made using a photo editor and it had really been a complex project for the scientists to complete the full length image.

However they overcame the challenge successfully, and they were able to put together the collection of the photos and at the end the entire tree could be seen and appreciated.

The National Geographic team had to use a number of pulleys and mounts to capture each single photo but finally the result of their hard work was important, amazing and wonderful.

The Redwood tree of California is the tallest tree in the world and the height of it is about 379 feet. It’s one of the heaviest trees too. The striking shot of the tree was displayed as a five page fold out in National Geographic.

If you’re more interested in this, watch the video below to see how the scientists collected the images.

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Michael Clarke
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Michael Clarke

Sorry, but a small correction…it is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is in Sequoia National Park. It is in California, not Nevada. Grew up 17 miles for the park.

Christopher Sievers
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Christopher Sievers

You being familiar? You been familiar with this? Forest Is this in fact the only remaining Sequoia?

Alex C
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Alex C

No. We have a park full of them. There are hundreds or thousands.

Matt cissna
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Matt cissna

Ya whoever wrote this is totaly wrong

Deb S
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Deb S

Absolutely not. This is the internet, and there were a lot of errors in the story. Sequoia NP is in California.

Michael
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Michael

No

herbert john boatright
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herbert john boatright

I worked there for 5 years and was really confused I new I was right and you are right and these people are stupid.

Shemecia
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Shemecia

Knew not new

Donald Stewart
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Donald Stewart

Hi Michael Glad you corrected this. We did visited the tree several years ago but I have never been to Nevada so was somewhat confused. But living in Scotland felt I might have got it wrong. Clearly I did not.

Heather
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Heather

“The most important fact about the tree is that it’s the one and only known living Sequoia in the world.” I don’t think this is accurate.

Vicki
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Vicki

Guaranteed not correct.

melissa fendley
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melissa fendley

maybe it is the type of sequoia

S. Bohrman
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I think you are correct. A quick check on Google brought up this – “Sequoiadendron giganteum is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, together with Sequoia sempervirens and Metasequoia glyptostroboides. from Wikipedia”. “Sole species” is not the same thing as “only known living Sequoia in the world.” This article is very interesting, but could use some editing and fact-finding work.

Susan Cook
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Susan Cook

You are correct! Oberursal,Germany has Sequoiadendron Giganteum given to the town as a gift from the people of the United States in 1860.

Arbor pro
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Arbor pro

Scientists have trouble speaking in a language the rest of us can understand. Thank you for the clarification.

Justin
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Justin

I was just going to make the same comment. I think the writer meant to state something else??

Psntn
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Psntn

As the photo shows other Sequoias surrounding it, lol!!

Elf
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Elf

Who wrote this poorly stiched together article?

Hobart Smedley
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Hobart Smedley

Some idiot.

Jamie
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Jamie

I’m guessing this was an offshore outsourced article.

Roger Charlesworth
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Roger Charlesworth

THE ONLY SEQUOIA ON THE WORLD???????

Catherine Wayburn
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Catherine Wayburn

I know, seriously? California is full of Sequoias.

Steve Ballmer
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Steve Ballmer

This is not the tallest or largest tree in the world. This article is plagued with misinformation.

Jay Dee
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Jay Dee

I think the author meant to say was…” The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is the world’s most massive tree, and arguably the largest living organism on Earth.”.

Jeremy Paul Carroll
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Jeremy Paul Carroll

The largest single living organism in the world is believed to be an Armillaria solidipes (Honey Fungus) in Oregon, US.
It measures about 3.4 miles across and is understood to be about 2,000 years old.

Glen
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Glen

I’d like to see a picture of that

Beckie
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Beckie

Wow where n Oregon is this tree?

Liam
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Liam

I believe it’s under the ground. I remember reading about this as a kid in the Guinness world record book. I think it’s like a cluster of fungi which have a common body underground and it stretches for miles.

Mr.T
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Mr.T

The Largest living organism is the Great Barrier Reef of of the coast of Eastern Australia.

Tim Price
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Tim Price

The is a distinction between single living organism and living organism/structure. The Barrier reef is not one single organism.

Rooster
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Rooster

Pretty sure my 7 year old can stitch a page of sentences together better than this. Interesting, but horrible read. Just terrible grammar and so many bs “facts”, just riddled with false claims. And to see this terrible writing becoming more mainstream is just sad. Journalism is dead

Beenie
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Beenie

And, obviously, so is proofreading.

Les Petersen
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Les Petersen

Another large mistake by the author, this magnificent tree wasn’t placed there by mother nature but by God. HE is the one that has gifted us with all this beauty on earth.

adam
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adam

shut up you bible bashing imaginary friend having moron. God is about as real as the Easter bunny

Susan
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Susan

not all “believers” are bible thumpers….some of us are just given to believe that there is a higher power than we mere humans….

Nan
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Thank you Adam. Well said.
the discussion…

F B
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F B

You are setting yourself up for a bad awakening one day if you dont change your tune

Gary Wilcox
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Gary Wilcox

and what god out of the 4000 invented, planted this tree? lol

Michael B Cole
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Michael B Cole

I agree with you! God put that tree there!

Nelson
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Nelson

There is so much misinformation in this ridiculous article.

Steve
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Steve

It can’t be healthy for the tree to have idiotic people climbing and attaching cables to it!

Bruce
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Bruce

Sequoia National Park is in California

Tee Dee
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Tee Dee

This is not the “only known” sequoia. There are MANY Sequoia in SEQUOIA national park. Also many in Yosemite NP. And many other groves as well. But does only (naturally) grow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
This article has difficulty with the facts, wrong state, wrong number of trees.
It also seems to conflate the “California Redwood” (different species, and tallest trees in the world) with the “Giant Sequoia” redwood (the largest trees in the world).

NOTA
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NOTA

I’m always annoyed when writers get their facts wrong.

Wentworth
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Wentworth

The author stole this story, and screwed up the facts. I read about the taking of these pictures several years ago. Getting so sick of crap like this. I am heading back to the newspapers, where the journalistic integrity is a little higher.

Matthew Shreve
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Matthew Shreve

Beautiful trees. I did a website on the Sanger Flume back in 1996 and found out what kind of savage a-holes humans were back in the 1800’s. They would cut down these giant trees but when the trees fell, they shattered from the sheer weight, but they were still too big to be able to move…so they used dynamite to break them up and that made an even bigger mess of very unusable wood shards all around the area. An entire grove was decimated…for what??? Glad we are protecting these majestic beings now!

Natalie
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Natalie

Quite a lot of factual errors in this article.

Jeremy Thomas Gilmer
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Jeremy Thomas Gilmer

Gang, beautiful photos but fact checking something like a national park is easy and fast. Also, not to be a jerk, but your writer’s handle of English grammer is rather lacking. Quality counts. I would suggest some grammar edits and some deeper review in the future. THe basics matter.

Adam Michael
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Adam Michael

“The most important fact about the tree is that it’s the one and only known living Sequoia in the world” – Did you write this, Donald Trump?

Philip Polk
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Philip Polk

Just had to insert hatred for President Trump didn’t you!

Peter
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Peter

*PLEASE* fact check before you publish!
I love the topic – but this piece is terribly written and filled with errors! It was clearly (badly) lifted from a National Geographic piece about the same tree.

Gene
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Gene

Why didn’t they use a drone?

chris pullin
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chris pullin

I always thought that “the oldest tree ” is in Australia .

Anne
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Anne

“AUSTRALIA’S oldest tree is a huon pine located in the Lake Johnston Nature Reserve in Tasmania on Mount Reed. It is believed to be part of a stand of trees and clonal colony that dates to 10,500 years ago, though no individual tree in the stand is of that age. The oldest is believed to be about 2,000 years old.”

Ernie Wasson
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Ernie Wasson

Besides the other obvious corrections mentioned below that need to be made to the text please add Genus & species to the description of both the President tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and the Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) which is also mentioned in an oblique way by stating the height of 379 ft. Also the Coastal Redwood also is native to the SW corner of Oregon.

Spoon
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Spoon

Top of Cali.(smith river) has GIANT old growth. Oregons redwoods are history.

Granny
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Granny

Sequoia National Park is NOT in Nevada. That tree’s a Cali girl!

Alice Hendriks
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Alice Hendriks

Do they really have to call any magnificent tree ‘president’? In the present day context it is an insult.

Tim
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Tim

Relax Alice.

anna
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anna

Someone needs to re-write this article. They clearly did not do any research. Makes one wonder how the other articles are on this site.

Marianne D
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Marianne D

The tree they’re climbing may be called “The President” but the one taken from a distance is The General Sherman tree I believe. I also live near Sequoia National Park. There are lots of Giant Sequoias, which are a type of Redwood tree, in the park. Not all are so huge but there are many that are very, very large. There are giant Sequoias in Yosemite as well. Mariposa Grove is one of three areas in Yosemite where you can find them. Turn right after entering the Southern gate and they are right there.

Liam
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Liam

What would you do when you find a huge tree which you can’t capture it all?

… well I’d do what the guys did for the first picture just below this question at the top of the page…

Take a few steps back and take one wide angle pic 😂 126 clicks not required.

But in all seriousness, the other comments have addressed the bigger issues of the article. its poorly written and has multiple errors.

George
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George

Ummm…Sequoia National Park has 1,000’s of Sequoias. Whoever wrote this needs to do some editing.

Keith R. Massey
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Keith R. Massey

Where are all the tree huggers and environmentalist with Natl. Geo climbing all over this tree with multiple contraptions and ropes along with who knows how many spike and other penetrations into the tree. Because NG wants to photograph it. Sick and ego status to sell their pictures.

judy b powell
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judy b powell

So many things wrong with what is written in that article. Even the wording is not correct.

Scott
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Scott

This article is full of inaccuracies. Please be more diligent in your fact checking.
Ie: Sequoia NP is in California.
This is not the only living sequoia in the world.

Gil
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Gil

“It has over two billion leaves” lmao

Susan Wahl
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I’m more concerned about keeping loggers away from ALL the giant redwoods out west. The way things have been going recently with our natural resources, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone wanted to cut the President down…I mean the Tree!
I do agree with the previous discussions, though. You can’t beat accuracy.

John Stokes
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John Stokes

The biggest mistake is people sharing this article as fact. This is typical of the Internet and social media these days. Fact check before you share!

Anne
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Anne

I have two baby Giant Sequoias (2 years old) in a pot outside, waiting to be planted in a nearby forest. These and others (Englemann spruces and Shore pines) were holiday gifts to all family and friends this year. I have learned how to plant a tree in the forest from this experience, and it makes me feel warm and productive inside!

Brenda
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Brenda

This beautiful amazing tree shows just how incredible nature really is! There may be some misinformation in this article that ruffled the feathers of many commenters but since any possible wrong information wasn’t purposely written and isn’t a matter of life & death, I really don’t mind. I’m just glad I got the chance to see such a beautiful tree which I’m sure is even more amazing in person, and if I ever want to go visit this tree I’ll be sure to do some fact checking to make sure I know where it’s really located at.

Peter
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Easy, just google “President (tree) – Wiki.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_(tree)

Abdul Southam
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Abdul Southam

That’s amazing, it grew another 132 feet in the time it took to read the article. (Even though I’m a slow reader.)

Charle
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Unfortunately this is not the only Sequoia in the world We have one single Sequoia in Southern Utah that’s over a 1000 years