Sunday, April 12, 2009

Kings Canyon National Park, California: General Grant Tree


Every nation should have its own official Christmas tree. This is ours, at least since 1926.

Kind of tough to put the decorations on, though.

The General Grant Tree was named in 1867, which is about what you'd expect. It's 267.4 feet tall and 107.6 feet around, which by any definition is a big tree.

The tree was made a national shrine in 1956. They have a special Christmas celebration on the second Sunday in December, complete with a choir. Sounds like it would be fun.

Here's a video of the scene:


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