We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Old log cabin is older (1876) than the young Sequoia gigantea (c.1895) - note c.1885 photo before the sequoia was planted.
Giant sequoias grow to an average height of 250 to 275 feet (76-84 m) and 15 to 20 feet (5-7 m) d.b.h. Record trees have been reported to be 310 feet (95 m) in height and 35 feet (11m) d.b.h. The leaves are awl-shaped,sessile, and persistent. Seed cones are 2 to 3 inches (5-8cm) long, serotinous, persistent, and may remain green up to 20 years. Bark is fibrous, furrowed, and may be 2 feet (0.6 m) thick at the base of the columnar trunk. The oldest known giant sequoia based on ring count is 3,200 years old.