The Iconic Pioneer Cabin Sequoia Was Brought Down Yesterday By California's Rain Storm

Submitted by: muert 2 months ago


The iconic Pioneer Cabin Sequoia -- the last living tunnel tree in existence -- has been taken out by California's big weather storm yesterday.

It's unclear exactly how old the tree was, but The Los Angeles Times reports that the trees in the park are a little older than 1,000 years old and sequoias can live for more than 3,000 years, but the Pioneer Cabin was on it's last legs anyway -- it had been slightly leaning and there weren't many living limbs left.

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Male 1,749
It's a very sad event when any tree that's been around for over a thousand years (think of that!) dies. The druids and Shintos were right about some things. The rest of us? We may not profess a belief in tree spirits, but we feel it.
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Male 1,132
I have been to this tree as a youngster and its now just one more reason not to go to California to revisit my youth.
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Male 1,255
Soo... fuck 2017, right?
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Male 1,801
Was it really alive or was it dying since it's core was ripped out?  i get that it can still bring water to the top but it seems like a huge portion being ripped out like that would put it on its death bed, or at least significantly stunt its growth.

.. doh the article just mentioned that at the end.  so that was the case then..
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Female 3,273
monkwarrior or at the very least, weaken it horribly.
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Male 1,542
terrible :(
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