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Re: The Named Trees of the Mariposa Grove

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avatar The Named Trees of the Mariposa Grove
July 29, 2011 01:56PM
Found inside the 1920 Park Brochure for Yosemite was this table that listed the name and size of many of the Giants Sequoias in the Mariposa Grove.

Note how many of the big trees were named. Also note that the current California Tunnel Tree is NOT listed. Maybe it had a different name back in 1920.

The Name and Size of the named Giants Sequoias of the Mariposa Grove (circa 1920)					
[All dimensions are in feet.]					
										
Name of Tree          	Girth	Approx.	Girth	Approx.	Height
                       	 at	diametr	about	diameter  of	
                	base	at base	10 feet about	 tree
                 			above	10 feet	
                			ground	above
                                                ground

Boston             	58	18.4	47	14.9	248
Capt. A. E. Wood	52	16.5	40	12.7	310
Chicago           	57	18.1	40.5	12.9	223
Columbia         	80.5	25.6	52	16.5	294
Faithful Couple        	94	29.9	63	20	244
Forest Queen          	53.5	17	38	12.1	219
Fresno             	63	20	38.5	12.2	273
Galen Clark     	59.5	18.9	47	14.9	238
General Grant         	67	21.3	42	13.4	271
General Logan        	76	24.2	49.5	15.7	259
General Sheridan    	76	24.2	51	16.2	263
General Sherman    	63	20	41.5	13.2	267
Georgia           	48	15.3	35	11.1	270
Grizzly Giant   	93	29.6	64.5	20.5	204
Lafayette         	92.5	29.4	53	16.9	273
Lincoln             	72	22.9	54.5	17.3	258
Longfellow       	51.5	16.4	43	13.7	273
Mark Twain             	53	16.9	41	13	331
Michigan          	55.5	17.7	40	12.7	257
Mississippi       	54.5	17.3	37.5	11.9	269
Nevada            	48.5	15.4	35	11.1	278
New York        	52	16.5	45.5	14.5	237
Old Guard (South Tree)	45	14.3	31	9.9	244
Philadelphia     	61.5	19.6	50.5	16.1	275
Pittsburgh        	53.5	17	41	13	242
South Carolina         	74	23.5	54.5	17.3	264
St. Louis          	73	23.2	51	16.2	269
Stonewall Jackson	53	16.9	38.5	12.2	265
Vermont           	47	14.9	38	12.1	257
Washington             	92	29.3	65	20.7	235
Wawona Tunnel Tree     	---	---	60.5	19.2	227
Whittier            	62	19.7	47	14.9	268
William McKinley	70	22.3	46.5	14.8	243
Yosemite Park Rules and Regulations (1920): Facts and Figures


Now, if someone could find and post a map of the Mariposa Grove with the location of all these named trees clearly marked, it would be greatly appreciated. wink
avatar Re: The Named Trees of the Mariposa Grove
August 02, 2011 04:50PM
I was hoping that someone could point to a website where possibly a map of these named tree could be located online.

If not, would the Yosemite Library in Yosemite Village have a map of these named trees in its archives? It would sure be fun (at least to me) to know which trees were which.

(Outside of the fallen Wawona Tunnel Tree, I would hope that most of these Giant Sequoias are still standing somewhere in the Mariposa Grove.)



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Re: The Named Trees of the Mariposa Grove
August 02, 2011 05:33PM
Here is a link from the Yosemite on-line library that shows a partial map of the Mariposa Grove from 1923. (Illustration #88)
It's hard to read but many of the state named trees were surrounding the Big Trees Lodge.
Of course the lodge is gone now but I believe the current parking lot is near the location of the old lodge.

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/yosemite_resources/mather_years.html#page_620
avatar Re: The Named Trees of the Mariposa Grove
August 02, 2011 08:34PM
From the map it was on the Upper Grove (prob. a building is now the museum)

There are a number of named trees not on the list:
- Fallen Monarch
- Clothespin Tree
- Bachelor and Three Graces
- Faithful Couple
- Telescope Tree

Thanks for the map. Excellent. Need to go back. Haven't been on all the trails there.



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avatar Re: The Named Trees of the Mariposa Grove
August 02, 2011 08:35PM
I would hope the Mariposa Grove Museum would have the map...
then again, maybe the trees are marked up there... and I personally haven't seen them.
??? So much to do... so little time!



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