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Lee Tree: 1890s

Lee Tree: 1890s

Circa 1890s California. An uncaptioned 8x10 glass plate of redwoods including the "Gen. Robert E. Lee" at right, which would make this Grant Grove in today's Kings Canyon National Park. Another is labeled "South Carolina." View full size.

 

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Species correction

The Robert E. Lee is actually a sequoia, not a redwood and lives in a grove of sequoias. It is the eleventh largest tree in the world and would yield over 450,000 board feet of lumber.

[Confusingly, the genus of the coast redwood is Sequoia, whereas that of these giant sequoias is Sequoiadendron. The National Park Service explains here.]

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