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    In the link, they say that the tree shatered when she hit the ground. I guess there is a lot of rot and not so much sound wood.
    Moreover, I heard that the giant sequoia has a wood with poor qualities and no industrial use (basic information viewed from very far).

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    Gerry, that drive through red wood is still out there in your neck of the woods isn't it?
    Near the tree house tree ?
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gf beranek View Post
    The hole was already burned through the tree hundreds of years before before the park came to be. The opening was adjusted so traffic could fit through. It was just an attraction in the day. The original cavity probably formed over a period of some 500 years. Give or take a hundred. The tree, I would guess some 1500 yrs.
    Lots of healing callus growth around the edges of the hole.
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    Stephan, there are 3 drive through trees in this region, which I call home. First and foremost is the one and only bonafide Drive Tru Tree in Leggett. It is the Gueniss book of records holder. Now the second drive-thru-tree is in Holmes Flat on the south fork of the Eel River, and it's just a snag ready to fall down. Fact, it's being held up from falling by cables. The third is in Klamath and it's just a stub.

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    Oh, heck. I just assumed that the tree was a redwood. Should have finished reading the thread title.

    Did not know that sequoia was not much of a money tree.
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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    Their beauty far surpasses their monetary value!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gf beranek View Post
    Stephan, there are 3 drive through trees in this region, which I call home. First and foremost is the one and only bonafide Drive Tru Tree in Leggett. It is the Gueniss book of records holder. Now the second drive-thru-tree is in Holmes Flat on the south fork of the Eel River, and it's just a snag ready to fall down. Fact, it's being held up from falling by cables. The third is in Klamath and it's just a stub.

    Which one was the one in the TreeHouse GTG?

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    No doubt! Been to California a few times, but never up there to see them.

    I had wondered earlier if they could or would salvage the lumber.

    Something that big would probably scare the hell outta me!
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

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    Their beauty far surpasses their monetary value!



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    Butch, that would be the Leggett tree. That was the one I was askin Gerry about.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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