Grant Grove


Grant Grove

Grant Grove is a sequoia grove located in Kings Canyon National Park in the Sierra Nevada in eastern California. It includes the General Grant tree, the second largest tree in the world. Grant Grove covers a little over convert|154|acre|km2 in the park; it has many large trees and is easy to access.

Noteworthy trees

Some of the trees found in Grant Grove that are worthy of special note are:

*General Grant: The Grant is very imposing. The eastern side has a huge burn, leaving the lower trunk very flattened and giving the tree a maximum base diameter on the ground of convert|40.3|ft|m. The Grant tree has a volume of 46,608 cubic feet (1,320 cubic meters).
*Robert E. Lee: This seemingly ignored tree is the second largest tree in the grove and eleventh largest tree in the world. This may be because the Grant is very close by and simply dwarfs the Lee.
*California: A Large tree close to the trail. It was once taller, but a 1967 fire reduced the tree by about convert|25|ft|m.
*Oregon: Another large tree.
*Lincoln: The Lincoln tree has a large base, but the trunk tapers too much to make it one of the world's largest. Giant Forest is home to another, more famous tree also named Lincoln, which is the fourth largest tree in the world.
*Fallen Monarch: A large fallen tree that can be walked through as part of the trail.

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