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Information on the Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks | The Formula Vita
by Dr. Gregory Bartha June 20, 2018 The Sequoia National Park was created in 1890. Its size was tripled a week later, and General Grant National Park was created to protect the Grant Grove. In 1940, the General Grant Park merged with King's Canyon National Park, which contains many of the tallest Redwood trees. In 1978, Mineral King was added. John Muir fully explored the Grant Forest and pioneered the north face ascent on Mount Whitney. Abraham Lincoln signed the document making Yosemite a protected area in 1865. Tall Redwoods: Height to 379 feet Age to 2000 years Weight to 1.6 million pounds Bark to 12 inches thick branches to 5 feet in diameter Base to 22 feet in diameter Giant Sequoia: Height to 311 feet Age to 3200 years Weight to 2.7 million pounds branches to 8 feet in diameter Base to 40 feet in diameter The General Sherman is the world's largest tree. It weighs 1385 tons and is 275 feet tall. The circumference of the base is 103 feet. It is estimated to be 2200 years old.