Posted by: baworldtraveler | November 5, 2011

1500 Year Old Tree Falls in the Forest – and Made a Sound!

It is hard enough to image something that has been alive for over 1500 years.  It is even harder to believe that a tourist was able to record the giant sequoia as it fell and knocking other large trees in its’s path.

The diameter of the tree is 17 feet.

Click here to see the video and a great photo of the fallen sequoia tree!

The question now is what to do with the tree. It fell across a popular hiking path. Some say leave it but cut the section that crosses the path so tourists can walk through it.

I think that they should respect such magnificence and leave the tree as it fell. They can certainly more easily modify the path of the trail to go around the tree than cut through a 17 foot thick trunk.

Let me know what you think.

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