Most people don't know the General Sherman tree is the biggest tree in the whole world. You can find the General Sherman tree in Sequoia National Park within the state of California. This tree is a special kind of tree that only grows at a specific elevation in the Sierra Nevada mountains. As the name of the national park suggests, the General Sherman tree is a Giant Sequoia tree. These trees take thousands of years to grow to their full height and girth.
One thing that fascinates many people about these giant sequoia trees is there ability to survive wildfires, unlike many other trees which cannot accomplish such a feat. Giant Sequoia trees evolved over time to not have any branches until about half way up the base of the tree in order to avoid burning in a wild fire. The General Sherman tree is a popular tourist attraction since it is the biggest tree in the world. If you'd like to see the General Sherman tree in person you can watch the video posted to TailHappyTV to get some tips about going to visit Sequoia National Park and what else you should do while you are there. Summer weather attracts more tourists, so if you want to see the General Sherman tree in a more secluded and peaceful setting you may want to visit in the off season when there isn't much snow on the ground.