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六十年前,上博物课的时候,大土佬儿就晓得在世界上,最大,最老的树是『世界爷(Sequoia)』,晓得『世界爷』长在美国的加州。 到『世界爷国家公园』之前,
大土佬儿从奥勒冈州南部产金的山区开车经过了加州北部的『红木国家公园』。 那儿的红木的学名叫作
Sequoiadendron sempervirens , 英文的名称是 Coast
Redwood。 那种红木极为宏伟。 最高能长到 367.8 英尺,但是比较细了些,基部的直径只有 22 英尺。 而『世界爷
Sequoiadendron giganteum』的直径可达 40
英尺,高度只有 311 英尺。  最老的『世界爺』的年紀大約有 3,200 歲。 周文王的爷爷刚出世的时候,这些『世界爷』已经是参天大树了。  一般的一、两百年的
世界爷大树跟它们一比,像什么呢?  像牙签。
世界爷国立公园,世界爷 (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
Sequoia National Park, Sequoia, Sierra Redwood
现在全世界最大的生物 -  名为 General Sherman  的世界爷树。

ZT:The General Sherman is a giant sequoia (
Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in
the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth. The General Sherman Tree is neither the tallest known living
tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to the Hyperion tree, a Coast redwood), nor is it the widest (both the largest cypress and largest baobab have a
greater diameter), nor is it the oldest known living tree on Earth (that distinction belongs to a Great Basin bristlecone pine). With a height of 83.8 meters
(275 ft), a diameter of 7.7 m (25 ft), an estimated bole volume of 1,487 m3 (52,513 cu ft), and an estimated age of 2,300–2,700 years, it is nevertheless
among the tallest, widest and longest-lived of all trees on the planet.     
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Sherman_(tree)
刚进了长满了世界爷的大山,就遇到满山的烟。 这里又烧了山火了。