Presentation on theme: "THE GYMNOSPERM BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS!. Did you know that conifers, which are gymnosperms(non-flowering plants) hold - not one, not two, but THREE world."— Presentation transcript:
The BIGGEST Sequoia Tree of all? Drum roll please…
The “General Sherman” 275’ tall 103’ circumference at base! Estimated at possibly over 6,000 TONS!! Enough wood to build 40 houses!!! About 2,500 years old!!!! (Click on image for video - 3:05)
And the third world record held by conifers? Drum roll please…
World Record #3 OLDEST LIVING THING Bristlecone Pines Also in California!! (but not near the redwoods and sequoias) Some estimated at almost 5000 years old!! (Click on image for video – 3:50)
THREE world records, held by the humble and ancient conifers. Interesting that they are all in the United State, and all in California. Road trip!