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Chief Sequoyah

Chief Sequoyah is a giant sequoia located within the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in California. It is the 9th largest tree in Giant Forest grove, the 27th largest giant sequoia in the world, and could be considered the 26th largest depending on how badly Ishi Giant atrophied during the Rough Fire in 2015.


In 1928, Sequoia National Park superintendent Colonel John R. White named the tree to honor Sequoyah, a polymath of the Cherokee Nation who created the Cherokee syllabary in 1821.


Chief Sequoyah is located 140 ft (43 m) uphill from the much larger President tree. The tree features an enormous burl on its southern face and is deeply fire scarred on its western face.


Height above base 228.2 ft 69.6 m
Circumference at ground 90.4 ft 27.6 m
Estimated bole volume 33,608 cu ft 952 m3
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