In the US, collapsed giant sequoia with a tunnel inside
Strong storm on January 7 in the US brought down the famous ancient tree at the California park.
A giant sequoia of California Calaveras big trees of the park, famous for the fact that it in 1880 has been carried out a huge tunnel, collapsed during a collapsed state on a strong storm.
This park administration said on his page on the social network Facebook, accompanied by the news photos of the fallen tree.
According to Joan Oldey, volunteers Park Service, an ancient tree is in poor condition, and the element only hastened his "death". "It could hardly stand, foliage persisted only in the one branch," - she said.
Experts still can not say exactly how old forest giants, which at the base diameter of almost 10 m, but it is known that the age of similar Sequoias in this park reaches 1, 2 thousand. Years.
The tunnel in Sequoia was hacked in order to acquire its own attraction, such as a giant tree in Yosemite National Park, attracts many tourists due to the wide through-hole in its trunk.
As a result, "Calaveras" bypassed "competitor" and famous throughout the world: Sequoia hacked into his tunnel was so wide, that through it you could drive a wagon, and later - on the car. But this record deadly wound was inflicted tree - it has begun to dry.
The giant sequoias are the largest trees in the world, their height can reach 100 meters with a trunk diameter of 10-12 m Age of the Giants sometimes more than 3 thousand years... Redwoods, they are the same "mammoth trees", prefer moist air. The highest of them grow in gorges and ravines, where they often form mists.