Atwell Mill Grove

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The "AD Tree" in Atwell Mill Grove

Atwell Mill Grove is a giant sequoia grove in the east fork of the Kaweah watershed area in California. Can be accessed via the Mineral King Road which branches off California State Route 198 below the south entrance to Sequoia National Park.

The grove is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) miles west of the community of Silver City and 19 miles (31 km) from the junction of highway 198. The road into this section of the part is narrow and difficult. Atwell Mill Campground, on East Fork of the Kaweah River, is located in part of the grove that was logged before the trees were protected. Atwell Mill was at one time a lumber mill that processed logs from the grove.[1]

Noteworthy trees[edit]

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

  • Dean Tree: 32,333 cubic feet (915 cubic meters) in volume, gives this tree a rank inside the top 30 giant sequoias in the world.
  • Diamond Tree: This tree is on a steep slope, and is taller than average at almost 290 feet.
  • AD Tree: This tree is just above the Diamond Tree, (hence the name "AD") the main trunk is thick.
  • Arm Tree: The largest known limb of any tree in the world belongs to this tree at around 12 feet in diameter.

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Coordinates: 36°27′57″N 118°40′50″W / 36.46583°N 118.68056°W / 36.46583; -118.68056