General Noble (tree)

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A section of General Noble on display at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

The General Noble Tree was a Giant Sequoia tree formerly within the Converse Basin Grove, with its site located in Giant Sequoia National Monument of the Sierra Nevada, in Fresno County, California.

The General Noble Tree was cut down in 1892 to create an exhibit for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago.[1]

DescriptionEdit

The General Noble Tree, with a ground perimeter of 95 feet (29 m) (measured on a slope), was the second largest tree in the Converse Basin Grove (after the Boole Tree) and it was the largest tree ever cut down.[2]

Although not among the very largest Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), the General Noble Tree was perhaps among the top 30 largest Giant Sequoias by volume before it was cut down.[3]

SiteEdit

The remains of the General Noble Tree are known as the Chicago Stump, which can be seen in the Converse Basin Grove.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See McGraw, Donald J., "The Tree That Crossed A Continent", California History, Volume LXI, Number 2 (Summer 1982).
  2. ^ See Flint, Wendell D., "To Find The Biggest Tree", Sequoia Natural History Association (1987).
  3. ^ See Flint, Wendell D., "To Find The Biggest Tree", Sequoia Natural History Association (1987).

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Coordinates: 36°47′35″N 118°58′53″W / 36.79319°N 118.98135°W / 36.79319; -118.98135