Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Séquoia géant

Giant sequoia Petit Trianon Versailles
Yup. A giant sequoia. It was planted in 1876 and it is to die for. The building you see behind it is Jussieu's orangerie (see yesterday's post).

Planté en 1876, ce séquoia géant est magnifique. Le bâtiment que vous voyez en arrière-plan est l'orangerie de Jussieu (v. le billet d'hier).
Giant sequoia Petit Trianon Versailles
Giant sequoia Petit Trianon Versailles
Giant sequoia Petit Trianon Versailles

23 comments:

Kay said...

There are giant sequoias native to California along the coast and they can grow over 200 feet tall. In forests of sequoias their huge canopies will grow together and create entire unique ecosystems found nowhere else (I just read a book about them). They don't usually grow as single trees like this one (although it's lovely).

William Kendall said...

Absolutely massive!

Randy said...

One of my favorite trees.

Randy said...

One of my favorite trees.

Linda said...

Neat! So tall!

Alain said...

Je suppose que c'est interdit de monter sur ces branches, pourtant cela doit faire bien envie aux jeunes visiteurs.

llandudnopictures said...

What an incredible sight, set off perfectly with your blue skies too!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Like some legendary giant of the plant world. What a beast of beauty.

Halcyon said...

SO beautiful! I am glad it still seems to be thriving after so many years. :)

Tanya Breese said...

it is a gorgeous old tree!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Astounding age for a tree Ciel and it still looks so healthy.. Wonder how long it can possibly go on!

Sharon Anck said...

Oh wow, that is an unexpected sight. I've only seen them in Sequoia National Park in California.

Josette T said...

magnifique cet arbre... il y en a un mais je ne connais pas son âge au parc au Loup (Chatenay-Malabry)

VP said...

Unexpected and really impressive!

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Il semble bien gros par rapport aux végétaux alentours mais c'est un bébé sequoia !

Small City Scenes said...

So beautiful. I love the big trees.
MB

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

So did someone carry it from CA and plant it in Versailles? That's really interesting.

James said...

They are amazing in size and age! Sequoias and palm trees make me homesick for California.

Here's a link to a post I did a few years ago. It's Vicki in a giant sequoia forest. :-)

http://somethingsighted.blogspot.com/2012/05/land-of-giants.html#comment-form

RedPat said...

It's gorgeous, Ciel!

Amy Franks said...

wow very very big, it's good to see that it's still standing after so many years

Geoff Wilkinson said...

That's a fantastic tree, lovely pictures....

EG CameraGirl said...

They are spectacular trees as they age. I would never have expected to see on there!

Dina said...

An amazing tree, this one. I see why you love it.