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There are 22 US National Monuments on the chopping block by Trump. Comment Deadline for them is July 10th 11.59 pm ET: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001 It can be anonymous and is easy. There are at least 5 Marine National Monuments threatened as well.
Even ancient trees alive in Biblical times are threatened by Trump. While Pence won’t be better, he may be more entangled with Russia than Trump due to Cummins. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/is-cummins-vp-pences-motive-for-ignoring-cummings-warning-re-flynn-cummins-literally-moves-russia-including-military-partners-with-kamaz-owned-by-russian-gov-owned-sanctioned-entities-rostec-a/
Hurry up already and impeach them. An ancient tree can be cut down in the blink of an eye.
This isn’t just about individual trees but the groves themselves.
“The Giant Sequoia National Monument … includes 38 of the 39 Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) groves that are located in the Sequoia National Forest, about half of the sequoia groves currently in existence, including one of the ten largest Giant Sequoias, the Boole Tree, which is 269 feet (82 m) high with a base circumference of 112 feet (38 m). ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Sequoia_National_Monument
The Converse Basin grove is still the largest contiguous Giant Sequoia grove in the world: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sequoia/home?cid=fsbdev3_059511
“Boole Tree stands roughly 275 feet high with a perimeter of some 35 feet. It is estimated to be over 2,000 years old and is one of the biggest living trees in the world located in the northeast corner of the grove and is the last of the huge giant sequoias that had grown until the 1890’s in Converse Basin. It is the largest tree in the National Forests and is recognized as one of the largest trees in the world. It stand 269 feet tall and has a diameter of 35 feet.” https://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia/gsnm/gsnm-boole-tree.html
“The Giant Sequoia National Monument is a 328,000-acre (1,330 km2) U.S. National Monument located in the southern Sierra Nevada in eastern central California.
It is administered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Sequoia National Forest and includes 38 of the 39 Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) groves that are located in the Sequoia National Forest, about half of the sequoia groves currently in existence, including one of the ten largest Giant Sequoias, the Boole Tree, which is 269 feet (82 m) high with a base circumference of 112 feet (38 m). The forest covers 824 square miles (1,326 square kilometers).
Giant Sequoia National Monument
IUCN category III (natural monument or feature)
Tulare / Fresno / Kern counties, California, USA
327,769 acres (1,326.43 km2)
April 15, 2000
U.S. Forest Service
Giant Sequoia National Monument
The monument is in two sections. The northern section surrounds General Grant Grove and other parts of Kings Canyon National Park and is administered by the Hume Lake Ranger District. The southern section, which includes Long Meadow Grove, is directly south of Sequoia National Park and is administered by the Western Divide Ranger District, surrounding the eastern half of the Tule River Indian Reservation.
The Giant Sequoia National Monument was created by President Bill Clinton in Proclamation 7295 on April 15, 2000. The Presidential Proclamation was published in the Federal Register, Tuesday, April 25, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 80” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Sequoia_National_Monument
“The Boole Tree is a giant sequoia in Converse Basin grove of Giant Sequoia National Monument, in the Sierra Nevada, in Fresno County, California. . . . .
The Boole Tree, by far the largest in Converse Basin Grove, was named around 1895 by A.H. Sweeny, a Fresno doctor, after Franklin A. Boole, a supervisor of the logging operation who spared the tree’s life due to its great size. Before 1931, it was thought by many to be the largest tree in the world (although the General Grant Tree was more popularly known as the largest tree in the world at that time), but it is now known as the sixth largest tree, after five other giant sequoias: the General Sherman tree, the General Grant, the President tree, the Lincoln tree, and the Stagg tree.
Height above base
Circumference at ground
Diameter 4.5 ft (1.4 m) above highest point on ground
Diameter 60 ft (18 m) above base
Diameter 180 ft (55 m) above base
Estimated bole volume
43,931 cu ft
* List of largest giant sequoias
* List of trees
* Sequoia National Forest−related topics
1. “The Giant Sequoia — Forest Masterpiece”. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. U.S. National Park Service. 2003-02-13.
2. a b c d e Flint, Wendell D. (1987). To Find the Biggest Tree. Sequoia National History Association. p. 95. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boole_(tree)
“Converse Basin used to be a large grove, but was logged of most of its giant sequoias between 1892 and 1918. Now only perhaps 60 large specimens survive out of thousands. This grove is the largest contiguous grove in the world. The tree was named around 1895 by A.H. Sweeny, a Fresno doctor, after Franklin A. Boole, a supervisor of the logging operation who spared the tree’s life due to its great size. Before 1931, it was thought to be the largest tree in the world, but it’s now known as the sixth largest tree and the largest tree within the U.S. Forest Service.” https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sequoia/home?cid=fsbdev3_059511
Wikimedia: “The Boole Tree — an ancient Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Redwood), in the Converse Basin Grove, Sequoia National Forest, Sierra Nevada, California” photo released to public domain via wikipedia. It may originally have been a USG work anyway as it appears on some of their web sites.
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