Heavy rainstorms throughout the weekend in California caused massive flooding in the “Calaveras Big Trees State Park” and toppled the historic 1000-year old Giant Red Sequoia down to the ground.
The Sierra Red Wood was hollowed out back in the 1880’s so people could pass through it during a visit at the “Big Trees Trail” within the state park.
After the rainstorms the trail was literally turned into a river The Giant Sequoia laid shattered on the ground, while the trail was completely washed out.
The Pioneer Cabin Tree has fallen. The iconic ‘tunnel tree’ enchanted many visitors, but the combination of the storm and the sabotaged, carved out tourist attraction, was too much for it too stand tall.
Science Daily.com / Crickey Conservation Society.