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Old 01-09-17, 03:11 PM
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Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' Brought Down By California Storm

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A powerful winter storm in California has brought down an ancient tree, carved into a living tunnel more than a century ago.

The "Pioneer Cabin Tree," a sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, saw horses and cars pass through it over the years. More recently, only hikers were allowed to walk through the massive tree.

Over the weekend, a powerful winter storm slammed into California and Nevada, prompting flooding and mudslides in some regions. The Associated Press reports it might be the biggest storm to hit the region in more than a decade.
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Old 01-09-17, 03:20 PM
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I'd like to see some aftermath photos. It sucks that the Old Girl finally came down. But, I bet the size of the destruction is pretty impressive.
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Old 01-09-17, 03:24 PM
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Been through that thing. The picture doesn't do it justice, you need folks in the shot to see the scale.

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Old 01-09-17, 04:06 PM
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I guess I can erase that from my bucket list
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I've been through it too. Amazing.
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Old 01-10-17, 12:42 AM
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Trump says the tree was over-rated

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Old 01-10-17, 07:41 AM
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He only likes trees that don't fall down.
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Old 01-10-17, 07:44 AM
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Zing lol
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Old 01-10-17, 09:25 AM
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Lot of good firewood in that tree Unc, we know how you like to burn fires
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Old 01-10-17, 09:31 AM
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Anyone seen an estimate on the age of the tree?
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Anyone seen an estimate on the age of the tree?
Over 1000 yrs old is all I've ever seen. Not sure there is a definitive age. The trunk was nearly 35' in diameter.
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Old 01-10-17, 09:45 AM
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But we do know that it's 'iconic', just like everything else in this world that at least ten people have heard of...
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Have a picture somewhere of our family car being driven through it. The year was 1957 and the car was a 1956 Chevy.
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I guess I can erase that from my bucket list
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...ev3_058751.pdf

There's three other trees (redwoods) that you can drive through. I drove through one when I was in California years ago.
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https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...ev3_058751.pdf

There's three other trees (redwoods) that you can drive through. I drove through one when I was in California years ago.
Oh cool. Is it ok to carve your name it?

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What's the big deal? I drive through a tree once. I was too drunk to remember it, but I have pictures.
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Old 01-10-17, 04:14 PM
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What's the big deal? I drive through a tree once. I was too drunk to remember it, but I have pictures.
At least you drove through it. The son of a b!tch I hit stopped me cold and the only pictures I got were x-rays. Good times.
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Old 01-10-17, 04:14 PM
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I wonder what the per board foot price is for the one that fell. I am guessing a lot since it's iconic.
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Old 01-10-17, 05:26 PM
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Atlantic article about there being multiple tress like this one-

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...n-tree/512546/
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Old 01-10-17, 09:27 PM
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Anyone seen an estimate on the age of the tree?
Aren't going to take a core sample to count the rings. At some point, they will will let people walk up to it and pay their respects. Tree will remain resting where it is.
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Old 01-10-17, 10:36 PM
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I wonder what the per board foot price is for the one that fell. I am guessing a lot since it's iconic.
That's a country boy right there.

"Well, that's that. Get the saws. Might as well not let it go to waste."

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Old 01-11-17, 07:52 AM
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Hell yeah. Cut that thing up, what good does it do in the ground?
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Old 01-11-17, 07:55 AM
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The estimate is about 630,000 board feet in a tree that size. It takes 16,000 board feet to build a 2400 sq ft home. But hey, let it lay on the ground and rot so people can look at it.
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Old 01-11-17, 08:00 AM
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That would house a lot of homeless people. Or be sold to benefit them. Or maybe line the walls of my new barn. Yeah. I like that idea better.
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That would house a lot of homeless people. Or be sold to benefit them. Or maybe line the walls of my new barn. Yeah. I like that idea better.
...we can use it to build the wall between us and Mexico.

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Old 01-11-17, 01:26 PM
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...we can use it to build the wall between us and Mexico.
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