The Vermont Log

Trail Thoughts and Musings

Although sequoias can survive for many centuries due to their resistance to fire and insects, they have a very shallow root system. Toppling is the primary way that sequoias meet their end. This fallen sequoia was known as the Vermont Tree. It was sixteen feet in diameter at breast height and stood 246 feet tall. The Vermont Tree had a noticeable lean long before it finally succumbed to gravity in 1985.

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Last updated September 10, 1997.
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