Sunday, January 15, 2017

1000-Year-Old Californian Tree Falls

The Pioneer Cabin Tree was an iconic giant sequoia tree in California’s Sierra Nevada and it was famous for having a tunnel in the middle of it.

Even A 1000-Year-Old                                           Californian Symbol Tree                                           Couldn’t Survive A Local                                           Storm








In the 1880s, the tree was hollowed out by a private land owner, so that tourists could pass through it. The tree was chosen in part because it bore a large forest fire scar.
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2Even A 1000-Year-Old                                           Californian Symbol Tree                                           Couldn’t Survive A Local                                           Storm

Like Yosemite’s Wawona Tree, which it emulated, tunneling severely damaged it. For many years, automobiles drove through it as part of the “Big Trees Trail”.
3Even A 1000-Year-Old                                           Californian Symbol Tree                                           Couldn’t Survive A Local                                           Storm

Over the years, the tree became a popular tourist attraction among California’s “Big Trees” wilderness.
4Even A 1000-Year-Old                                           Californian Symbol Tree                                           Couldn’t Survive A Local                                           Storm

5Even A 1000-Year-Old                                           Californian Symbol Tree                                           Couldn’t Survive A Local                                           Storm

6Even A 1000-Year-Old                                           Californian Symbol Tree                                           Couldn’t Survive A Local                                           Storm

On January 8th, strong winter storms toppled the tree, shattering on impact.
7Even A 1000-Year-Old                                           Californian Symbol Tree                                           Couldn’t Survive A Local                                           Storm


8Even A 1000-Year-Old                                           Californian Symbol Tree                                           Couldn’t Survive A Local                                           Storm


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