Adam (tree)

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The Adam Tree in the Mountain Home Grove.
The base of the Adam Tree.

The Adam Tree is the 20th largest giant sequoia in the world.[1] It is located in Mountain Home Grove, a sequoia grove in Sequoia National Forest in the Sierra Nevada in eastern California.[2]

History[edit]

The Adam tree was named around 1884 by Jesse Hoskins, who was also responsible for the room cut out of the Hercules tree, which is also in the Mountain Home Grove. Wendell Flint and Mike Law measured the Adam tree in 1978 and calculated a volume of 35,017 cubic feet (991.6 m3), with a girth of 95 feet (29.0 m).[1] It was considered the largest tree in the grove until 1985, when Flint, with the help of photographer Mike Law, measured and named the nearby Genesis tree and demonstrated that it was larger.[3][4] Three trees in the grove - the Genesis, Summit Road and Euclid trees - are presently considered to be larger than the Adam tree.[5]

Dimensions[edit]

The dimensions of the Adam Tree as measured by Wendell D. Flint. The calculated volume ignores burns.[1]

Metres Feet
Height above base 75.4 247.4
Circumference at ground 28.71 94.2
Diameter 5 ft (1.5 m) above ground 7.01 23.0
Diameter 60 ft (18.3 m) above ground 4.94 16.2
Diameter 120 ft (36.6 m) above ground 4.15 13.6
Diameter 180 ft (54.9 m) above ground 2.13 7.0
Estimated volume (m³.ft³) 991.6 35,017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Flint, Wendell D. and Law, Mike (2002). To Find the Biggest Tree (2nd ed.). Three Rivers, California: Sequoia Natural History Association. p. 69–70. ISBN 1878441094. 
  2. ^ "Mountain Home Grove". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Cook, Norman w. and Dulitz, David. J. (1979). "Measuring the Adam tree, largest Sierra Redwood on the Mountain Home State Forest". State Forest Notes (Sacramento, California: State of California Dept. of Forestry): no. 73, January 1979, p. 1-5.  Also available at www.demoforests.net Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  4. ^ Flint, Wendell D. (1987). To Find the Biggest Tree (1st ed.). Three Rivers, California: Sequoia Natural History Association. p. 49–51. ISBN 0685300498. 
  5. ^ Flint, Wendell D. and Law, Mike (2002). To Find the Biggest Tree (2nd ed.). Three Rivers, California: Sequoia Natural History Association. p. 116–117. ISBN 1878441094. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Flint, Wendell D. and Law, Mike (2002). To Find the Biggest Tree (2nd ed.). Three Rivers, California: Sequoia Natural History Association. p. 126 p. ISBN 1878441094. 

Coordinates: 36°14′36″N 118°40′22″W / 36.243404°N 118.672651°W / 36.243404; -118.672651