Sunday, May 24, 2015

"The Fieldbrook stump – Humboldt County, California"

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

"It would have been the biggest tree alive today had it not been so ignominiously felled in 1890 – reputedly to satisfy a drunken bet about making a table big enough to seat 40 guests from a single slice of tree-trunk.

"And in case you wonder how they were felled:"

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kkdither said...

I think PBS did a special including this tree? I was in the Humboldt Redwood State Park and drove through the Avenue of the Giants on one of my vacation forays. I have some pretty cool pictures of me and my kids, standing next to, and inside hollows of the Redwoods. Those trees are amazing.

Toad said...

I hope the tree was DEAD? What a shame. Pretty amazing though.