Chandelier Tree

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The Chandelier Tree in Drive-Thru Tree Park[1] is a 315-foot (96 m) tall coast redwood tree in Leggett, California with a 6-foot (1.8 m) wide by 6-foot-9-inch (2.06 m) high hole[2] cut through its base to allow a car to drive through. Its base measures 21 ft (6.4 m) in diameter. The name "Chandelier Tree" comes from its unique limbs that resemble a chandelier. The limbs, which measure from 4 to 7 ft (1.2 to 2.1 m) in diameter, begin 100 ft (30 m) above the ground. The tree is believed to have been carved in the early 1930s by Charlie Underwood.[2][3]

A vintage postcard of the Chandelier Tree was shown during the opening credits of National Lampoon's Vacation.

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  1. ^ "Drive-Thru Tree Park". Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Just a few highlights of Drive-Thru Tree Park". Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chandelier Tree". Retrieved 30 June 2013. 

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Coordinates: 39°51′31″N 123°43′08″W / 39.858644°N 123.718994°W / 39.858644; -123.718994